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24 June 2020
On 17 June, hundreds of workers marched in Johannesburg, South Africa, demanding permanent jobs and a monthly living wage of R12,500 (£580).
3 April 2019
National elections in the PCS civil servants' union start on 16 April and finish 9 May. They are for the national executive committee (NEC), which is elected annually, and the assistant general secretary (AGS) position - elected for a five-year term
3 April 2019
"Irredeemably flawed" is the verdict of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Probation, five years on from the break-up and part-privatisation of the service.
20 March 2019
125,000 PCS members across the civil service and related public bodies are being asked to vote Yes in the national ballot on pay.
6 March 2019
Poverty pay for 1.2 million public sector workers. 2.7% pay rise for MPs: More than one million public sector workers are paid less than the minimum amount needed to make ends meet, as set by the Living Wage Foundation. They calculate this as £9 an hour, or £10.55 in London.
20 February 2019
Delegates at the women's conference of public sector union Unison gave harrowing accounts of living their lives in debt, and how they have been reduced to choosing between eating and heating while trying to put food on the table for their families.
24 October 2018
In the last two years, infant mortality rates in England and Wales have risen for the first time in over a century.
29 August 2018
NHS services are showing the strain of cuts, privatisation and insufficient funding.
20 August 2018
The dispute within the left of Britain's largest civil service union raises key issues for the whole labour movement. Above all, the need for democratic, lay-member control of fighting trade unions.
25 July 2018
The Alternative Models of Ownership report, launched in June 2017, was commissioned by shadow chancellor John McDonnell.
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.
6 June 2018
Workers in the PCS union, representing civil servants across all government departments, have voted overwhelmingly to ballot members for strike action.
27 April 2018
7) The right wing trade union leaders, who were determined to get rid of Jeremy Corbyn just months ago, are resigned, for the moment, to his continued leadership for a period
11 April 2018
In one of the best local demos for many years, Surrey County Unison members turned out, alongside others
11 April 2018
Figures released by 10,000 large companies reveal what most of us already knew: there is a huge gender pay gap in Britain. The median across the firms is 9.8% - but some had gaps of over 70%
9 March 2018
NHS workers have reacted angrily to a Guardian headline: "NHS staff offered 6.5% pay rise over three years if they forfeit day's holiday"
14 February 2018
The Socialist Party gives full backing to UCU members striking against plans to scrap their 'defined benefit' pensions
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
Letters to the editors: short comments on the Carillion crisis
24 January 2018
Outsourcing, PFI, privatisation, as in Carillion, is 'reverse socialism'. It is nothing other than a highly efficient wealth transfusion system. We need a movement to kick out these profiteers from public services
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