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Heywood ‘out of touch and insulting’

October 25, 2014

The £200,000 a year head of the civil service came under fire this week for claiming everyone had faced “difficult decisions” on pay. Using the ‘civil service leaders’ blog hosted on gov.uk, Jeremy Heywood appeared to suggest strike-breakers cared more about public services than strikers. “I hope will consider carefully...
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Mark Serwotka re-elected unopposed

October 25, 2014

Mark Serwotka has been re-elected unopposed for a fourth term as our general secretary. No other candidate was nominated by any branch by today’s 5pm deadline, so there will be no membership ballot. A well-known figure in the union movement and in the media, Mark has been one of the most vocal and consistent...
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Cuts increasing stress and ill health for civil servants

October 25, 2014

New surveys for PCS show cuts to jobs and increasing workloads are leading to more stress and ill health in the civil service. Two surveys carried out for the union by employment analysts Labour Research Department and Keele University academics, reveal high levels of stress, longer working hours, and fewer opportunities to achieve a...
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Real Britain Index shows effect of pay cuts

October 16, 2014

New cost of living figures – The Real Britain Index – reveal the real effect of pay cuts by looking at how inflation affects different income groups. The index, which will be updated monthly, launched this week by the New Economics Foundation, will be published coincide with the Office for National Statistics inflation index....
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Hundreds of HMRC jobs at risk

October 16, 2014

Hundreds more jobs are under threat as HM Revenue and Customs bosses confirm plans for more cuts. The department said today it would press ahead with closing 14 offices in the UK, putting 450 jobs at risk. The five largest sites – in Newry, St Leonards-on-Sea, Glenrothes, Colwyn Bay, and Merthyr – employ 300...
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Join us on the strike for fair pay on the 15th: an open letter

October 12, 2014

Colleagues, Over the course of this government David Cameron and his government have among many other acts stripped away the rights of employees 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...
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Scale of cost of living crisis revealed

October 12, 2014

Falling real earnings, attacks on benefit incomes and the cost of renting against the backdrop of increasing unaffordability of home ownership have caused a dramatic collapse in the real value of incomes. A new booklet – The Great Pay Robbery – by the Trade Union Coordinating Group looks at the factors which have been...
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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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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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Local News

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...

Oppose racism wherever it is found

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

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