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PCS diary to be reinstated

May 26, 2014

The PCS diary which was withdrawn at the end of last year is to be reinstated following a motion to conference. Motion A55 noted the disappointment the decision taken by the national executive last year to discontinue the provision of free diaries to all members. The motion recognised the financial restraints placed upon PCS...
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Oppose racism wherever it is found

May 26, 2014

This year PCS conference passed motion A83 submitted by the Revenue and Customs East Midlands branch that opposed the stigmatisation of immigrants within all of the main political parties. The importance of this motion can be seen in the recent European elections results in which the UK Independence Party gained the largest share of...
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Rallying delegates for year ahead

May 25, 2014

In a rousing speech to conference, chair of our parliamentary group, John McDonnell rallied delegates for the important fight in the year ahead as we approach the general election. First however, he paid tribute to PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka who is unable to attend conference this year because of ill health John said:...
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Vital to get ready for direct debit

May 24, 2014

The Cabinet Office’s attempts to end check-off, the decades-old practice of collecting our subs, were condemned by conference delegates. In proposing motion A13 on behalf of our national executive, Derek Thompson, said the government’s attempts to end check-off were politically inspired and the most blatant attack on our union for a generation. “This is...
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Defend our reps!

May 24, 2014

West Croydon branch secretary Richard Gillingham spoke on Wednesday afternoon on the need for the union to robustly act in support of PCS reps when they are targeted by the employer when moving motion A47. Richard began by highlighting the commitments that had been made by PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka at the start...
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PCS to campaign against privatisation of shared services

May 24, 2014

The devastating impact on jobs of the privatisation of shared services was highlighted in a debate at conference. Shared service centres provide centralised corporate services that are required across a government department, or sometimes, across several departments and linked organisations, in areas such as finance, IT or HR. The privatisation of shared services is being...
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Defend social security

May 24, 2014

A fair social security system was called for in a conference debate on ‘welfare reform’. Speaking to motion A81 which noted our union’s distinguished history of campaigning against destructive ‘welfare reforms,’ our vice president John McInally said the poor, the vulnerable and the public sector had been blamed for the financial crisis. “Big corporations are making millions...
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Dual workplace tax changes

From 1st May 2014 the Home Office will be applying HMRC tax regulations as detailed on HMRC Notice 490...
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Equality and the PDR Process

Kevin White tells us that good performance management is built on regular, honest and timely two-way conversations, and the...
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Changes to Study Leave Policy

At the instigation of CSEP (Civil Service Employee Policy) the Home Office is now looking to change Special leave...
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Home Office GEC Elections

The ballot papers for the PCS Home Office Group Executive Committee (GEC) elections are in the post and will...
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Interpreters Operations Unit – Privatisation Plans Shelved

Following around three years of pressure from PCS, members working in the Interpreters Operations Unit (IOU) based in Liverpool...
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Uniform Knee Pads

Following on from MBs 02/14 and 10/14 in which PCS asked for members feedback and in which it was...
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NPIA Pay

Staff working for the Home Office who previously worked for NPIA received an email late on Friday from shared...
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Finance for the Future Restructure

As members are aware, under the banner ‘Finance for the Future’ the Home Office has been working towards restructuring...
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Asylum – New Targets

Members in Asylum will have seen the global edict on 26 February from Glyn Williams, the Director, regarding productivity...
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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...

NEC Elections: West Croydon Branch recommendations

As we highlighted earlier all PCS members will have recently received or will soon...

LSE Scene. First issue of 2014 now published.

The latest issue of the PCS London and South East region’s newsbrief has now...

Calling all Croydon: Back the day of action against ATOS this Wednesday

PCS are supporting a national day of action against multinational ATOS and the work...

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