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Real Britain Index shows effect of pay cuts

October 16, 2014

New cost of living figures – The Real Britain Index – reveal the real effect of pay cuts by looking at how inflation affects different income groups. The index, which will be updated monthly, launched this week by the New Economics Foundation, will be published coincide with the Office for National Statistics inflation index....
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Hundreds of HMRC jobs at risk

October 16, 2014

Hundreds more jobs are under threat as HM Revenue and Customs bosses confirm plans for more cuts. The department said today it would press ahead with closing 14 offices in the UK, putting 450 jobs at risk. The five largest sites – in Newry, St Leonards-on-Sea, Glenrothes, Colwyn Bay, and Merthyr – employ 300...
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Join us on the strike for fair pay on the 15th: an open letter

October 12, 2014

Colleagues, Over the course of this government David Cameron and his government have among many other acts stripped away the rights of employees to access justice at an Employment Tribunal, has forced you to work longer and pay more for a pension and made it more difficult for workers to challenge health and safety...
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Scale of cost of living crisis revealed

October 12, 2014

Falling real earnings, attacks on benefit incomes and the cost of renting against the backdrop of increasing unaffordability of home ownership have caused a dramatic collapse in the real value of incomes. A new booklet – The Great Pay Robbery – by the Trade Union Coordinating Group looks at the factors which have been...
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People’s Question Time hear’s there is an alternative

October 12, 2014

The People’s Question Time, organised by the People’s Assembly, challenged the austerity consensus and outlined an alternative to the cuts. The question time held in London last night, which you can watch online, heard from a panel of speakers including PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka, comedian and activist Russell Brand, and Green party leader...
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PCS members to take strike message direct to MPs

October 12, 2014

As thousands of PCS members strike on 15 October, MPs will be getting the message about fair pay delivered to their door. Across the country striking reps and members are delivering letters to their MPs explaining they are taking action in a dispute over a range of issues, including pay, which has been caused...
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Further cuts announced

October 4, 2014

Chancellor George Osborne used his Tory party conference speech today to outline plans for more damaging spending cuts. He confirmed the Tories would continue to hold down public sector pay, the issue at the heart of our next national strike on Wednesday 15 October. This walkout will see us co-ordinate action with other public...
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Check-off attacks are attempt to undermine PCS

Government attempts to end the system of collecting PCS union subs from salaries in the civil service are an...
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Modern Times

Members will have seen via communications from the Department recently that they are to introduce ‘modernised’ terms and conditions...
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Home Office blow equivalent of £7500 per employee on disastrous private sector contract

As the latest failed fiasco on the Borders is due to cost the general public a whopping £224 million...
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Shared Services Privatisation Fight

As members are aware, “Shared Services” are ‘corporate’ services such as Human Resources and Information Technology, which are run...
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In Sickness and in Health

As members will now be aware via ‘Horizon’ and ‘Exchange’, the department is looking to introduce a new attendance...
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Why immigration is good for all of us

As the coalition ramps up the rhetoric on limiting immigration and so-called benefits tourism we look at why immigration...
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Can’t get a passport in time for your holiday? This is austerity in action

Today colleagues in the Home Office group who work in Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) took strike action to...
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The great Home Office jobs trick

PCS’ Press Officer Richard Simcox writing for the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) thinktank has written of...
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Branch raises data protection concerns in Croydon Contact Centre

Following concerns made known the West Croydon branch officers the branch have today written to the Director General of...
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Uniform Uncertainty

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Oppose the Tory attack on trade union democracy

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Underpayment of salaries in PEO Croydon

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Blacklisting the blacklisters

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