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8 January 2012

Mark Serwotka speaking

New video: Mark Serwotka speaking at the PCS Left Unity open organising conference in defence of pensions on Saturday 7 January...

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Mark Serwotka, PCS general secretary, addresses National Shop Stewards Network lobby of the TUC 11 September 2011, photo Paul Mattsson

20 December 2011


The PCS Left Unity national committee has called an organising conference on Saturday 7th January in London. Speakers include: Mark Serwotka, John McDonnell MP, Mark Campbell, Kevin Courtney and Roger Bannister

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3 November 2011

Mark Serwotka calls pensions raid only "slightly less"

Commenting on the latest government offer on pensions, PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said it "would still force public servants to pay more in and work longer for less in retirement".

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6 September 2011

PCS leader urges workers to join Sunday's NSSN lobby of the TUC

PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka will be among the speakers at a rally organised by the National Shop Stewards Network on Sunday 11th September, calling on the TUC to lead the resistance to cuts by organising coordinated public sector action this autumn

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PCS members demonstrate, photo Paul Mattsson

PCS members demonstrate, photo Paul Mattsson

18 May 2011

PCS conference agrees ballot for action on pensions

NB: Report of fringe meetings appended on 19.5.11.

The conference taking place this week of civil servants in the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) has voted overwhelmingly to start a ballot for strike action against the Con-Dem attack on public sector pensions

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John Macreadie, deputy leader of CPSA, civil servants union, 1987

John Macreadie, deputy leader of CPSA, civil servants union, 1987

5 January 2011

Tribute to John Macreadie, trade unionist and socialist fighter

The Socialist Party was saddened to learn of the death on 22 December of lifelong Militant/Socialist Party member, John Macreadie, a militant leader in his work for the Public and Commercial Services union...

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15 September 2010

TUC: Build for action against cuts

The first day of the TUC opened with reports of the congress as the main item on the breakfast news, showing footage of the National Shop Stewards Network lobby as the backdrop, writes Greg Maughan.

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Staff and students unite in protest at Sussex university, photo Socialist Students

Staff and students unite in protest at Sussex university, photo Socialist Students

7 July 2010

Mass action can stop cuts

No apology. No concern. No regret. Sitting comfortably and calmly in his Newsnight chair Michael Gove, education minister, had no qualms about claiming that cuts to frontline services are "unavoidable". Gove merely blamed the previous government. Now young people leaving university cannot get a decent job...

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6 January 2010

Mark Serwotka re-elected

Mark Serwotka, recently interviewed in The Socialist, has been re-elected as general secretary of the PCS...

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Mark Serwotka at Socialism 2007, photo Paul Mattsson

Mark Serwotka at Socialism 2007, photo Paul Mattsson

18 November 2009

Interview with Mark Serwotka, PCS general secretary

Mark Serwotka, the general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) is standing for re-election in the next few weeks.

Mark spoke to The Socialist about the challenges facing the union and its members.

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2 July 2008

Fight Labour's welfare privatisation

JAMES PURNELL, secretary of state for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), has announced that he intends to let private sector companies cherry pick whatever DWP services they wanted to provide, writes Dave Reid.

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2 July 2008

Workers united against pay freeze

AROUND 30 people attended a meeting organised by Cambridge TUC entitled 'Together we can beat Brown's pay freeze'. The speakers were Christine Blower, acting general secretary of the NUT and PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka...

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25 June 2008

PCS union sends letter of solidarity to Unison

As Unison started its annual conference, ahead of the council workers' vote to strike over pay, Mark Serwotka (general secretary of the PCS union) sent the following letter of support and solidarity to Unison's general secretary Dave Prentis, calling for united industrial action.

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3 June 2008

Come to the national shop stewards network conference

Time to fight back, time to organise: Millions of public-sector workers have had their pay frozen when real inflation is rocketing, writes Rob Williams, Unite convenor, Swansea Visteon plant, personal capacity.

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28 May 2008

PCS conference: More battles ahead on pay and jobs

PCS workers on strike, photo Paul Mattsson

PCS workers on strike, photo Paul Mattsson

This year's conference of the civil service union PCS was a resounding success, writes Bill Mullins, Socialist Party industrial organiser.

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14 May 2008

Left wins in PCS executive elections

Left Unity by itself has an overall majority on the national executive - an endorsement of the left's leadership in the face of the government's cuts and privatisation programme, writes Janice Godrich, PCS president, personal capacity.

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25 April 2008

Reports of the 24 April strikes

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16 April 2008

Unison witch-hunt: Defend 'the four'

Onay Kasab, photo Paul Mattsson

Onay Kasab, photo Paul Mattsson

Greenwich Unison branch secretary Onay Kasab is one of four Unison officers currently facing a disciplinary hearing as part of a witch hunt being carried out by the union bureaucracy, writes Susan Wilson.

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16 April 2008

National Shop Stewards Network

South Camden Community School, Charrington Street, London (near Kings Cross/Euston stations), writes Speakers include: Bob Crow RMT, Mark Serwotka PCS, Brian Caton POA, plus shop stewards from disputes around the country..

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