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Free trade treaty huge threat to workers

September 14, 2014

The transatlantic trade and investment partnership could undermine labour standards, pay, conditions and union rights, TUC Congress heard. Composite motion C03, moved by Unite and seconded by GMB on Wednesday morning, called for the halting of negotiations on the free trade treaty known as TTIP, which are largely being conducted in secret by the...
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Government causing enormous inequality

September 11, 2014

Decisions made by the current government have led to enormous increases in inequality for current and future generations in the UK, was the damning verdict of a motion to TUC Congress. Composite motion C01 moved by Usdaw on Tuesday morning and backed by PCS highlighted the fact that the government has done nothing to...
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Mark Serwotka commits to push for equal employment law rights for civil servants

September 1, 2014

The Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidated) Act 1992 confers certain rights on trade unions and members of trade unions as to how their employers will consult in redundancy situations. One of those rights is that if an employer is contemplating 20 or more redundancies then the employer must consult all recognised trade unions....
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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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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

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...

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,...

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