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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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PCS Helplines

August 6, 2014

If you need advice or support relating to issues in your workplace, then your first port of call should be your PCS workplace rep. However, PCS have a number of helplines for members you can use, in most cases you will need your PCS membership number to access these. PCS personal and domestic legal...
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Support call for full review of sanctions

August 5, 2014

PCS are supporting a call by the grieving sister of a former soldier for a full review of benefit sanctions. David Clapson died “starving and destitute because he was penalised by the jobcentre for missing a meeting”, Gill Thompson says. Three weeks after his jobseeker’s allowance was stopped he died from diabetic -ketoacidosis –...
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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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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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Reasonable adjustments in the Home Office

Employers have a duty under the Equality Act to make reasonable adjustments to make sure staff are not disadvantaged...
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Non Payment of salary for PEO members

PCS have become aware of a number of members within PEO Croydon  who have for over two months not...
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GEC Election results published

Earlier today the results of the Group Executive Committee elections were announced. PCS Croydon congratulates all those members who...
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Local News

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...

West Croydon Chair calls on conference delegates to stop waffling

On Wednesday morning the Home Office West Croydon branch chair Jon Morgan called on...

West Croydon Mandate Meeting

The West Croydon branch will be holding a mandate meeting on Thursday 15 May,...

Home Office GEC Elections

The ballot papers for the PCS Home Office Group Executive Committee (GEC) elections are...


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