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27 June 2018
The PCS is balloting 125,000 members and needs a strong 'yes' vote on a turnout of over 50%
20 June 2018
On 14 June senior managers in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) caved in to the PCS civil servants' union's demands that they pay the contractual 'employee deal' pay rise on time in July.
13 June 2018
Interview with PCS assistant general secretary Chris Baugh: After years of real-terms pay cuts, the PCS is balloting to strike for a fully funded, above-inflation increase.
9 June 2018
PCS members in the DWP were outraged that a previously-agreed pay rise was being delayed. UPDATE on 14.6.18: DWP senior management backs down!
6 June 2018
Workers in the PCS union, representing civil servants across all government departments, have voted overwhelmingly to ballot members for strike action.
30 May 2018
Delegates massively voted to proceed to a strike ballot
23 May 2018
At its conference in Brighton on 22 May the PCS civil servants' union voted decisively for a statutory strike ballot against the Tories 1% pay cap. The ballot date is not fixed but is expected to start in June.
17 May 2018
Support Chris Baugh's re-election as AGS: PCS members will be shocked and disappointed that Janice Godrich intends to stand against fellow Socialist Party member Chris
16 May 2018
You know the squeeze in the public sector is coming to a crunch when workers for an organisation that was set up to try to prevent strikes walk out on strike themselves. But that was precisely what happened as conciliators at Acas took strike action on 11 May.
15 May 2018
A landslide for the Democracy Alliance slate
15 May 2018
An interview with Socialist Party member Chris Baugh - three times elected PCS assistant general secretary - who will again be seeking the support of Left Unity to be its candidate in next year's election.
9 May 2018
National strike action is possible if the unions build a real fighting campaign for it.
9 May 2018
The PCS civil service union pay claim for a fully funded pay increase of 5% or £1,200 minimum and a commitment to centralised bargaining has been rejected by the Tory government.
18 April 2018
It is vital that local reps act quickly to persuade members to vote for the Democracy Alliance slate
18 April 2018
PCS served notice to conciliation servuce Acas on 11 April to start a programme of industrial action if the employer does not offer to improve chronic short staffing, downgrading and moving jobs out of London
11 April 2018
Ballot papers for the PCS civil service union national executive committee and group elections will start arriving on 20 April
28 March 2018
I had the pleasure of supporting PCS members working for Carillion outside the British Museum at their protest on 20 March calling for the cleaning and facilities management contract to be brought back in-house, writes Chris Baugh, PCS assistant general secretary.
7 March 2018
The past month or so, branches of the civil servants' union PCS have been holding annual general meetings, writes Marion Lloyd, PCS NEC and chair Left Unity.
31 January 2018
The fight for coordinated strike action to win fair pay for public sector workers took a step closer on 23 January when the elected Unison national committee for local government workers voted to recommend rejection of the 2% pay offer to its 600,000 members.
24 January 2018
On 31 January PCS members from across the UK civil service will participate in pay day protests over public sector pay restraint which has seen a 20% cut in wages since 2010. These protests come on the back of our fantastic consultative ballot result.
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