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National strike ballot over pay in civil service

12 February 2019
Civil service workers are set to begin a national strike ballot

Reports round up: Civil service workers could ballot for national strikes

05 February 2019
Food workers declared victory last week as bosses backed off from threats about public holiday working.

Tory cuts behind Ministry of Justice ‘meltdown’

29 January 2019
Thousands of court cases were disrupted or delayed across England and Wales last week due to an IT meltdown at the Ministry of Justice (MOJ).

Reports round-up - high stakes for Beefeaters

29 January 2019
Workers at three royal palaces are set to strike on Wednesday of next week

Whitehall workers walk out for living wage

22 January 2019
Outsourced workers at the Ministry of Justice and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy walked out on Tuesday

PCS union activists across Britain to meet for briefings on smashing low pay

15 January 2019
Civil service workers were set to gather this week for a series of rallies and briefings on their PCS union’s campaign against low pay.

Reports round-up - workers at Royal Palaces fight over pension cuts

01 January 2019
Workers at three Historic Royal Palaces—the Tower of London, Kensington Palace and Hampton Court Palace—struck for three hours last month

Reports round-up: Janice Godrich wins vote

27 November 2018
Interim results of a ballot among left wing PCS union activists to choose their candidate for assistant general secretary (AGS) were revealed on Sunday.

Uniting the fight at Ministry of Justice

04 September 2018
Civil service workers in the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) resoundingly rejected a pay proposal tied to cuts to terms and conditions last week.

Statement from PCS members in the SWP on upcoming election

19 August 2018
A statement on the PCS LU AGS election

Vote to reject the unjust Ministry of Justice pay plan in PCS union

14 August 2018
The civil service workers’ PCS union is urging its members who work for the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to reject a pay plan tied to cuts to working conditions.

Civil service pay ballot shows how Tory law can threaten collective action

24 July 2018
A public sector union’s fight over pay came up against Tory restrictions on the right to strike

Reports round-up - Vote yes for strikes in PCS pay ballot

17 July 2018
A ballot for strikes over pay by civil service workers in the PCS union was set to end on Monday of next week.

Step up the fight for a big yes vote in PCS union pay ballot

10 July 2018
With under two weeks to go until the end of a strike ballot, PCS union activists are working hard to win a resounding yes vote.

Step up fight to win ballot

03 July 2018
Activists in the PCS civil service workers’ union have held protests and campaigning activities to drive up the vote in a national strike ballot.

PCS members say, ‘Let’s get a huge strike vote over pay in the civil service’

26 June 2018
Civil service workers were set mount payday ­protests on Friday as part of a national day of action.

Biggest strike of year could be on the cards in the civil service

19 June 2018
PCS union members are fighting hard to secure a big Yes vote in the run up to the ballot closing on 23 July

‘I am excited to build for this strike ballot’, say civil service workers

12 June 2018
Civil service workers begin a ballot for national strikes next Monday, and PCS union activists are organising to win a thumping Yes vote.

Workers organise to win PCS strike ballot

05 June 2018
Activists in the civil service workers’ union the PCS have begun the battle to deliver a solid vote for national strikes over pay.

Civil service workers set to start a national strike ballot

29 May 2018
Civil service workers are set to ballot for strikes to end the Tories’ public sector pay cap. The PCS union is expected to give formal notice of the ballot on 11 June and begin balloting on 18 June.

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