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PCS conference cheers museum strikers and debates Labour

26 May 2016
The PCS union conference hailed the museum workers in Wales on all-out strike, and considered its relationship with the Labour Party

Revolt against DWP pay deal at PCS conferences

24 May 2016
Also: strike for jobs at BIS

Welsh museum fight can beat the bosses

24 May 2016
Welsh museum workers fighting to stop an attack on pay look like they are nearing a settlement as they enter their fourth week of an all-out strike. But they still need solidarity to help them win.

PCS union faces tough choices at conference

17 May 2016
Pressing issues face delegates at the PCS union conference this week.

Welsh strikers win support amid deadlock in Assembly

17 May 2016
Workers at the National Museum Wales entered the third week of an all-out strike this week as politicians wrangled over who would lead the Welsh government.

Welsh museum strikers demand the politicians take action

11 May 2016
Striking museum workers in Wales rallied outside the Senedd – the Welsh Assembly building in Cardiff – today, Wednesday.

Sajid Javid plans jobs cull at government department

10 May 2016
A leaked Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) document shows that Tory business minister Sajid Javid plans to cut thousands of jobs.

Miners’ flying picket lifts Welsh museum strike

10 May 2016
National Museum Wales bosses threatened to call the police against striking workers in south Wales last week.

News in brief

03 May 2016
Judges rule against Tories|Liberty House to buy Tata?|DWP staff sick of cruel policy|Rich people live longer shock

Sheffield civil service workers ballot over office closure

03 May 2016
Civil service workers in Sheffield have launched a strike ballot against plans to close their office, which threatens over 200 jobs.

Displaying resistance - why museum workers in Wales are on all-out strike

03 May 2016
Few would have pictured museum and gallery workers in the front line of struggle in Wales. But with an all-out strike beginning last week these low paid staff are exhibiting a new wave of an old tradition, reports Nick Clark

Welsh museum workers go all out

28 April 2016
Museum workers across Wales are in urgent need of solidarity after beginning an all-out strike today, Thursday.

Welsh Museum workers to stage all-out strike

26 April 2016

Say no to civil service DWP pay deal

22 April 2016
A pay debate is coming in the civil service. The civil service workers’ PCS union group executive representing members working in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has voted by 17 to nine to recommend a package of proposals on pay and working conditions.

Museum workers in Wales could step up their strikes

19 April 2016
Museum workers in Wales could escalate their action against bosses’ plans to slash weekend pay.

National Museums Wales bosses hit by fresh strike wave over pay

12 April 2016
Workers at National Museums Wales began a wave of strikes last weekend against bosses’ plans to slash weekend premium pay rates.

Reports round up

05 April 2016
Protesters were set to demonstrate in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, on Wednesday of this week to defend the town’s Women’s Aid service.

DWP workers' pay rise should not have strings attached

30 March 2016
PCS union members in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will soon be offered an above inflation pay offer for the first time in years.

Protest in Cardiff says no to Tories' Trade Union Bill

08 March 2016
Around 500 people protested against the Tories’ Trade Union Bill in Cardiff last Saturday.

PCS union must call strikes to stop HMRC job cull at tax offices

01 March 2016
The PCS union held a rally outside parliament on Tuesday against Tory plans to close tax offices and slash thousands of jobs.

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