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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.

No to rotten pay deal in local government

20 March 2018

Support the fight to make privatisation history at the British Museum

13 March 2018
Privatised workers at the British Museum are fighting to keep their jobs after the collapse of outsourcing giant Carillion earlier this year.

PCS union should fight like university strikers

27 February 2018
Civil service workers in the PCS union were set to take part in “payday activities” on Wednesday of this week

Civil service workers strike against redundancies and for claimants

22 December 2017
Civil service workers at a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) benefit centre in Plymouth ended their second day of a 48-hour strike on Friday.

It will take action to win on pay

05 December 2017
Local government employers have offered a million council workers in England and Wales a 2 percent “rise” for each of the next two years

Driving examiners say Tories have failed

05 December 2017
Driving examiners held a two-day national strike on Monday and Tuesday as bosses at the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) implemented a new test.

Reports round-up

28 November 2017
Driving Examiners in the PCS union are set to stage a 48-hour strike on Monday and Tuesday next week in a dispute over working hours.

Civil service workers in the mood for a pay revolt

07 November 2017
Civil service workers have voted by over 79 percent to fight over pay

Reports round-up: Capita, Sellafield, Mears, Croydon trams, Plymouth DWP and more

07 November 2017
Also: Ministry of Defence cleaners protest | Opposing Fujitsu victimisation | Manchester Airport strike off | Shetland Gas Plant pay row | Brighton University jobs fight | Moshe Machover reinstated

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