22 January 2005
ACTIVISTS IN the PCS civil service workers union in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) were set to meet on Friday of this week to discuss a new pay offer in our long running dispute. Some 90,000 workers struck for a total of six days last year against poverty pay and a discriminatory appraisal system.
15 January 2005
Boot out civil service cuts
MEMBERS OF the PCS civil service workers’ union in Merseyside protested outside Sefton council’s meeting on Thursday of last week demanding that they act to stop job losses. Gordon Brown’s plans to axe 104,000 civil service jobs will hit 4,000 workers across Merseyside.
08 January 2005
THE NEXT 12 months will be very important for the PCS civil service workers’ union. The government is planning to push through 104,000 job cuts in the civil service and attack workers’ pensions.
18 December 2004
A 300-strong demonstration against the loss of 104,000 civil service jobs took place in Dunfermline, Gordon Brown’s constituency, last Saturday. The protest was organised by the PCS civil service workers’ union.
11 December 2004
OVER 100 PCS civil service workers’ union activists attended the conference of the Left Unity group last Saturday in Manchester.
04 December 2004
CIVIL SERVICE workers in the PCS union want to step up the action in their dispute over 104,000 job cuts, and attacks on pensions and sick pay.
27 November 2004
THE RECENT highly successful strike by 265,000 members of the PCS union against cuts to jobs, sick pay and pensions shocked the government.
20 November 2004
THE STRIKE by hundreds of thousands of civil service workers in the PCS union on 5 November against job cuts and attacks on pensions and sick pay was incredibly successful. Far more people struck than the government anticipated.
06 November 2004
Workers IN the PCS civil service workers’ union at the British Library in London and Boston Spa have reached the end of their tether.
30 October 2004
MANAGEMENT IN the Department for Work and Pensions were recently shocked by a five to one vote for indefinite strike at the Stratford social security office in east London.
23 October 2004
THE BALLOT of 290,000 civil service workers in the PCS union is set to end on Friday of this week.
13 October 2004
A CAMPAIGN in defence of leading PCS civil service workers’ union activist Charlie McDonald has forced bosses to back off.
09 October 2004
SOME 290,000 civil service workers in the PCS union were receiving their ballot papers at the beginning of this week. They are balloting for a strike on Friday 5 November over New Labour’s plans to cut 104,000 jobs.
25 September 2004
SOME 110 civil service workers in the PCS union at Stratford social security office in east London were set to begin a ballot for indefinite strike action on Wednesday of this week.
18 September 2004
"THIS IS the biggest strike ballot in a generation, involving the whole of the civil service." With those fighting words Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the PCS civil service workers’ union, announced a ballot of 290,000 members.
18 September 2004
SOME 150 social workers in the Unison union are continuing their indefinite strike action in Liverpool. We have been getting good support from Unison, branches and other unions such as the PCS and FBU.
11 September 2004
THE NATIONAL executive of the PCS civil service workers’ union was meeting as Socialist Worker went to press.
28 August 2004
THE CAMPAIGN for decent pay in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is still ongoing. Some 85,000 DWP workers in the PCS civil servants’ union rejected a pay offer last November.
31 July 2004
The battle by civil service workers and their union, PCS, to resist these attacks is vital for every worker in Britain, particularly the millions employed in the public sector.
17 July 2004
HUNDREDS OF civil servants in the PCS union were set to lobby parliament on Wednesday of this week as part of our long-running dispute against low pay.