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Get ready for direct debit today

September 1, 2014

We are asking all members to do something very quick and simple but very important – get ready to switch payment of your PCS subs to direct debit. Most members pay their monthly union subscriptions through check-off – directly shown on their payslip. The government is seeking to end this decades-old practice. The Cabinet Office has...
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Busting myths about tax justice

September 1, 2014

Prime minister David Cameron has talked tough on tax havens but his government can’t be taken seriously on tax justice. Here are 4 reasons why The Left Economics Advisory Panel lists these reasons: Maude wants the UK to be a tax haven In 2012, Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude said it was a “compliment for”...
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Home Office blow equivalent of £7500 per employee on disastrous private sector contract

August 20, 2014

As the latest failed fiasco on the Borders is due to cost the general public a whopping £224 million with the Home Office ordered to pay the private American corporation Raytheon, who is going to pay? As the profiteers pocket a staggering amount of wad for their part in delivering a failing programme, will...
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Pay win for Land Registry staff

August 20, 2014

PCS have secured another major win in the Land Registry by defeating its attempt to apply the pay freeze to progression. Agency bosses have confirmed they will not appeal a tribunal ruling in a case we brought against the move and now around 1,500 workers will benefit. Last month we heard we had successfully...
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E-borders fiasco result of cost-cutting obsession

August 20, 2014

The latest e-borders fiasco where the taxpayer has been left to foot a £224 million bill is the result of successive governments’ obsession with cost-cutting The Guardian reported yesterday that the contract to put in place an electronic system to check travellers leaving and entering Britain was ended by the government in July 2010 because...
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New Civil Service Pension Scheme

August 10, 2014

Alpha, the new civil service pension scheme is being introduced on 1 April, 2015 and the Cabinet Office has now asked all departments to publicise details. PCS has consistently campaigned against the government’s attacks on public sector pensions epitomised by our ‘Hands off our Pensions’ campaign. PCS, along with Unite and POA, did not...
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Defend PCS reps’ right to fight for members’ jobs

August 10, 2014

PCS has launched a petition against the disciplinary action imposed on one of our reps for publicising jobcentre staff cuts. Rep George Thompson issued a press release about the number of staff to be cut at 2 north London jobcentres. Management says George breached the Department for Work and Pensions’ standards of behaviour, which...
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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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ADVICE FOR SHIFT WORKERS IN THE HOME OFFICE GROUP

After 73% of members voted to take strike action and action short of a strike a programme of action...
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Join PCS and Join the Strike for Fair Pay on July 10

On the 10th July PCS Union members  in the Home Office will join hundreds of thousands of colleagues across...
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Temporary Migration dress code

Further to Members Brief HO/MB/38/14, your PCS GEC, along with the local branch PCS representatives meet with the Director...
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MOJ Privatisation Announced

On 23 June management in the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) announced to its staff that the MoJ’s Shared Services...
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Personal information of Home Office staff may be at risk following senior manager privatisation plans

As members are aware, “Shared Services” are ‘corporate’ services such as Human Resources and Information Technology, which are run...
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Strike warning over passport crisis

PCS have told passport office bosses they could face industrial action if they fail to tackle the jobs crisis....
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Home Office in Crisis

PCS members are being balloted over the Governments’ pay cap that is squeezing members’ finances to near breaking point...
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PCS Legal Services

PCS provides a range of support, legal and personal, to all its members. In some cases, we can extend...
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Local News

Uniform Uncertainty

PCS Croydon are aware of recent proposals currently under a ‘period of consultation’ that...

Oppose the Tory attack on trade union democracy

This is the final report from the West Croydon branch on the branch’s involvement...

Underpayment of salaries in PEO Croydon

The West Croydon branch have just issued a branch briefing to all members based...

Blacklisting the blacklisters

Reports are emerging that the newly elected Labour led Croydon Council have pledged to...

Oppose racism wherever it is found

This year PCS conference passed motion A83 submitted by the Revenue and Customs East...

Defend our reps!

West Croydon branch secretary Richard Gillingham spoke on Wednesday afternoon on the need for...

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