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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.

PCS set to announce dates of national strike ballot

24 May 2018
Workers in government departments have suffered a pay freeze or 1 percent increases—well below inflation—for some eight years.

McDonnell backs PCS strikes, but no guarantees from MPs over reversing cuts

23 May 2018
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has promised that Labour will “stand on every picket line we possibly can” if civil service workers strike over pay.

PCS union backs strike vote over pay

23 May 2018
Civil service workers will be balloted for action, and it could mean 150,000 workers walk out.

Civil service union set for national pay ballot

15 May 2018
PCS union members have the chance to lead the way in the fight against poverty pay by voting for a national statutory strike ballot.

Privatisers hand shareholders millions, but ex-Carillion workers’ jobs are on the brink

16 April 2018
Companies handed public services by successive governments have given increasing amounts of cash to shareholders, a new survey shows.

Outsourced British Museum workers protest in wake of Carillion collapse

20 March 2018
Privatised workers at the British Museum protested on Tuesday to demand bosses bring them back in house after the collapse of outsourcing giant Carillion.

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