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UK Tax Evasion now at £80 Billion

September 22, 2014

Tax evasion now costs our economy more than £80 billion a year, new figures show. If unchecked, it could rise to £100 billion by 2018/19, the research by tax expert and campaigner Richard Murphy shows. Richard first revealed the ‘missing billions’ of uncollected tax in 2008 and has worked closely with us and groups...
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A Scottish Referendum Message from PCS

September 19, 2014

The people of Scotland have now voted for Scotland to remain as part of the UK. The protection of public services, jobs, pay and pensions remains central to how we will continue to engage with any future constitutional change and with governments and legislatures in the UK, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Respecting the...
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MPs back union’s call for proper staffing in the Passport Office

September 16, 2014

A group of MPs have backed the Public and Commercial Services union’s demand for proper staffing in the Passport Office. The recent crisis was caused by understaffing, the union maintains, and a new report by the home affairs committee highlights the excessive overtime being worked this year. The union also welcomes the committee’s call...
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Join the PCS Levy

September 15, 2014

On 10 July PCS members took coordinated strike action with union members in local government, education and the fire service over pay and our national campaign issues. The campaign continues and now local government workers are planning to strike on 14 October and health service unions are balloting over pay. PCS is talking to...
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Branch concern over PCS’ lack of support for unfairly dismissed rep

September 15, 2014

Members will recall that at the PCS Annual Delegates Conference in May this year the West Croydon branch moved motion A47 which Conference unanimously passed. This motion sought to clarify PCS policy on the defense of PCS activists who are targeted by their employer because of their trade union activities. Last year one PCS...
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Check-off attacks are attempt to undermine PCS

September 14, 2014

Government attempts to end the system of collecting PCS union subs from salaries in the civil service are an attack on the union, TUC Congress heard. Emergency motion 2, proposed by PCS delegate Helen Flanagan on Wednesday morning, expressed concern that since the end of July a number of civil service departments have announced...
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Card vote held on Trades Councils’ attendance at Congress

September 14, 2014

The Trades Union Councils have been overturned in their request for a delegate to attend Congress Motion 78 referred to a motion submitted to Congress in 2013 by the Trades Union Councils’ Conference. The motion had included a bullet point that a trades union council delegate should attend TUC Congress and move the Trades...
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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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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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After 73% of members voted to take strike action and action short of a...

PEO Croydon update

Last month PCS Croydon issued a members’ briefing to all PEO members which set...

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...

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