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11 November 2013
In light of recent setbacks for the working class, does the trade union movement need to reconsider how it uses industrial action? John McInally writes
12 June 2013
Following a successful campaign the post and stationery functions in the Ministry of Justice headquarters have been saved
3 April 2013
Build for joint action against austerity: The strike on 20 March was excellent, with an impressive turnout of PCS members. PCS vice president John McInally spoke to the Socialist about the next steps in the dispute
15 March 2013
The PCS is launching its national industrial action with a one-day strike on Budget Day, 20 March, and following that will take further action, including a half-day strike on 5 April
13 March 2013
Defend pay, pensions and conditions: After a ballot result of 61% in favour of strike action, the civil service union PCS national executive has announced a campaign of industrial action to fight back against attacks on civil servants' pay, pensions and terms and conditions
5 March 2013
The government could face a series of walkouts by almost a quarter of a million civil and public servants in a dispute over cuts to pay, pensions and working conditions
19 February 2013
15 January 2013
The coalition government's austerity programme is being increasingly exposed as a disaster for all but the business and banking elite, writes John McInally, PCS vice president
8 November 2012
Tens of thousands of Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) members are being urged to take Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude at his word by staging 15-minute protests against plans to rip up working conditions in the civil service and related organisations...
10 October 2012
Following a month of solid and well-organised campaigning, two workplace nurseries in the revenue and customs civil service department (HMRC) have been saved from closure
31 August 2012
Strike action on Monday 3 September has been suspended in order to implement a deal on jobs, privatisation and sickness absence policy
19 June 2012
The civil service reform plan published today is "built on sand" because it is impossible to cut more than 100,000 jobs and improve services to the public, points out the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS).
7 June 2012
Driving examiners and coastguard staff in the PCS union will hold lightning strikes tomorrow (8 June) in the latest phase of a month of action by transport workers...
30 May 2012
A walkout on Friday 1st June by staff in 39 Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency offices threatened with closure will kickstart a month of rolling strikes among the Public and Commercial Services union's 8,000 Department for Transport members...
30 May 2012
This year's PCS conference showed that the civil service union will continue to play a leading role in resisting the government's attacks on working-class people by reaching out to all those prepared to fight alongside the trade union movement, writes Rob Williams.
23 May 2012
Delegates at the Public and Commercial Services union's annual conference this morning (23rd May) voted in favour of further joint-union national strike action at the end of June against cuts to pensions, pay and jobs...
25 April 2012
Pension cuts, job cuts, service cuts: The PCS executive committee has called national strike action on 10 May (M10) as part of a united campaign with other unions, writes John McInally, National vice-president, Public and Commercial Services union (PCS), personal capacity.
18 April 2012
The civil service union PCS executive has unanimously voted to call industrial action on pensions on 10 May, as part of a programme of action with other unions in the civil service, health and education sectors, writes John McInally, PCS vice president.
28 March 2012
One of the many attacks on workers in the budget is the proposal to introduce regional pay in the public sector, including the civil service...
29 February 2012
Members of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) are voting in a consultation over the next steps in fighting the government's assault on public sector pensions...
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