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Yes minister, you can count cost of cuts

August 3, 2014

A government agency-commissioned report has found it is possible to assess the full impact of disability benefits cuts, despite ministers’ claims. The demand for a proper cumulative assessment of all the cuts that affect sick and disabled people has been repeatedly refused. A petition we supported passed 100,000 signatures and led to a debate...
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Why immigration is good for all of us

July 30, 2014

As the coalition ramps up the rhetoric on limiting immigration and so-called benefits tourism we look at why immigration is good for us all. A pamphlet by think tank Class and Red Pepper magazine provides a powerful counterargument to sensationalised reports of the effects of immigration on the UK at a crucial time when media...
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Home Office announce end to check off

July 28, 2014

Last week Home Office senior managers wrote to PCS to announce that it intended to end the facility for PCS members to have their trade union subscriptions deducted directly from their salary. Recently the Department of Culture and Local Government tried the same tactic which, because of the unique status of check off in...
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Can’t get a passport in time for your holiday? This is austerity in action

July 28, 2014

Today colleagues in the Home Office group who work in Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) took strike action to call on the Passport Agency to deliver meaningful change to secure the Long Term assurances that the Agency can deliver for its customers in the face of chronic underinvestment in the public service. Only after...
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The great Home Office jobs trick

July 28, 2014

PCS’ Press Officer Richard Simcox writing for the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) thinktank has written of the less than transparent approach to staffing in the Home Office. Because of its relevance form members we have reproduced the article below. ___________ As I have previously said, the passports crisis has turned the...
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Stand up for fair pay

July 9, 2014

Over the course of this government David Cameron and his government have among many other acts stripped away the rights of employee’s 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 breaches...
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Join PCS and Join the Strike for Fair Pay on July 10

July 5, 2014

On the 10th July PCS Union members  in the Home Office will join hundreds of thousands of colleagues across the public sector in a strike for fair pay and properly resourced public services. PCS has been committed to working together with other public sector unions which is why we are striking together with the...
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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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Uniform Uncertainty

PCS Croydon are aware of recent proposals currently under a ‘period of consultation’ that there should be an implementation...
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HMPO in chaos

Members in HMPO will have seen the email from CEO Paul Pugh on 27th May 2014, and an email...
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PCS member consultation and Home Office leave restrictions imposed

Delegates to the PCS national conference last week voted overwhelmingly for a strategy with other public sector unions over pay based...
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Local News

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...

Branch calls on NEC to support members at work

Wednesday afternoon was a busy afternoon for the West Croydon branch as the branch...

Non Payment of salary for PEO members

PCS have become aware of a number of members within PEO Croydon  who have...

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