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25 July 2018
On 24 July, The Guardian published an article revealing that Thatcher's government worked with MI5 and Special Branch to draw up a blacklist of civil servants deemed to be 'subversives'.
8 March 2017
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) workers took another day of strike action on 1 March after the disgraceful sacking of ten of their colleagues by email last month. The PCS and Unite unions are now demanding the reinstatement of these workers.
24 August 2016
Whitehall spent more than half a billion pounds on redundancy payments in two years, according to its own major departments' figures.
12 June 2013
Following a successful campaign the post and stationery functions in the Ministry of Justice headquarters have been saved
19 February 2013
1 September 2010
Last week the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) announced the lost of almost 400 jobs from the Pension Service and Jobcentres. A PCS Member in the North East writes.
9 August 2010
PCS union branch secretary at CSA Hastings, Sam Buckley, has recently become the fifth branch officer to be sacked on trumped up charges since November 2007...
21 April 2010
Labour ministers who think that PCS's campaign against the government's attempt to rip up our Civil Service Compensation Scheme (CSCS) is over because the general election has been called are wrong - the campaign goes on until there is a negotiated settlement, writes John McInally, Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) national vice-president, personal capacity.
9 March 2010
PCS members have demonstrated their anger at the attack on their Civil Service Compensation Scheme by staging a solid two-day strike that has affected courts, passport offices, jobcentres, tax offices and many other government services, writes John McInally, National Vice-President PCS, personal capacity.
10 February 2010
The ballot organised by the civil service union PCS for industrial action over plans to change the Civil Service Compensation Scheme has begun, writes John McInally, national vice-president PCS, personal capacity.
3 February 2010
Negotiations between civil service union PCS and management and ministers to reach a settlement on plans to change the Civil Service Compensation Scheme (see Civil service compensation scheme: A fight for jobs and services) have failed, writes John McInally, national vice-president PCS, personal capacity.
19 January 2010
When the government announced plans to tear up the longstanding agreement on the Civil Service Compensation Scheme (CSCS) they badly underestimated the anger of civil servants at this attack on their contractual redundancy and early retirement scheme, writes John McInally, National vice-president PCS, personal capacity.
30 September 2009
Well over 6,000 civil servants have replied to the government consultation on their ironically named "fairness for all" package, writes Robbie Faulds, PCS Department for Children Schools and Families (DCSF) group president, personal capacity.
9 September 2009
Civil service compensation scheme: Having poured billions of tax-payers' money into bailing out the banks, the government is preparing to step up its ongoing war on the public sector, writes John McInally, national vice-president of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS)..
29 April 2009
THE TREASURY'S final report of the Operational Efficiency Programme (OEP) aims to cut government spending by £15 billion, a Land Registry worker writes.
29 October 2008
The Democracy Alliance-led national executive committee of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS), which includes members of the Socialist Party, has agreed and announced a national one-day strike on 10 November, writes John McInally, national vice-president PCS.
24 September 2008
All Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) members working in the civil service and related pay areas - some 270,000 workers - are being balloted for national action over the government's pay restraint policies, writes Katrine Williams, PCS DWP group executive, personal capacity.
9 July 2008
WHILE GORDON Brown's 'pay restraint' policy eats into real wages for civil service workers, his government has given big bonuses to top civil servants, including those in charge of family tax credits and benefits for the poor...
11 October 2007
Workers from three government departments are marching in London on 12 October against the outsourcing and privatisation of hundreds of jobs...
13 September 2007
TUC conference: WHEN GORDON Brown spoke at the TUC, he stressed the point that most British workers have jobs, unlike in the past... By Jane James at the TUC conference
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