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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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PCS Croydon supports striking HMRC workers

June 26, 2014

David Cameron was asked about the potential privatisation of HMRC during prime minister’s questions. Jim McGovern, Labour MSP for Dundee West raised the following question in parliament on Wednesday, the third day of the HMRC strike: “On Monday morning….I joined a picket line with members of the Public and Commercial Services Union. They were...
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Strike warning over passport crisis

June 14, 2014

PCS have told passport office bosses they could face industrial action if they fail to tackle the jobs crisis. We warned for years that cutting one tenth of the workforce and closing offices would lead to major problems. Now MPs are reporting being inundated with complaints from constituents about long delays in getting a...
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Home Office in Crisis

June 6, 2014

PCS members are being balloted over the Governments’ pay cap that is squeezing members’ finances to near breaking point as many struggle to make ends meet. In May’s council and European elections the majority of the electorate stayed at home with only 43% bothering to vote. With most parties advocating cuts agendas it is...
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PCS analysis: Queen’s Speech

June 5, 2014

Privatisation loomed large in a Queen’s Speech that did little to tackle issues affecting PCS members or the economy. The government’s legislative agenda for the last annual session before the general election next May announced today promised, in the infrastructure bill, to part-privatise the Highways Agency, opening up the possibility of more road tolls,...
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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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CODE OF BEHAVIOUR FORCED ON MEMBERS WITH IN TEMPORARY MIGRATION

Summary: Code of Behaviour with Draconian Dress code introduced in TM and steps taken by PCS Members in Temporary...
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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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Local News

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...

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...

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