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PCS members balloted over shared service offshoring

May 31, 2014

PCS are balloting hundreds of members who work for Shared Services Connected Limited and Ministry of Justice for strike action against job losses, office closures and offshoring. Ballot papers went out on Friday 30 May to members in nine offices located in Blackpool, Newcastle, Cardiff, Sheffield, Leeds, York, Alnwick (all SSCL) and Bootle and...
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Blacklisting the blacklisters

May 27, 2014

Reports are emerging that the newly elected Labour led Croydon Council have pledged to ban those companies that have have blacklisted workers for their trade union activities and for speaking up for employee safety from obtaining commercial contracts with the Council. According to reports published earlier today on the industry website building.co.uk the Labour...
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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The PCS diary which was withdrawn at the end of last year is to be reinstated following a motion to conference.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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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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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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More Tory hypocrisy as former civil service job cuts announced

In January the Prime Minister David Cameron announced to the World Economic Forum that he was establishing a new...
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Presenting Officer Uniforms

Members will recall that earlier in the year management approached PCS with a proposal for the introduction of uniforms...
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Home Office Hardship Fund

Even with the poverty combating pay award Home Office PCS reps have secured for members over the last year...
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Flexible Working Requests

Parents of children aged under 17 and disabled children under 18 as well as carers of adults, have a...
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Following MB05/14, and following a meeting with PCS on 23rd January 2014, UKVI published their ‘Menu of Options’ for...
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Local News

West Croydon nominations and motions booklet

In advance of the West Croydon branch AGM on 25th February the BEC have...

West Croydon AGM Motions Update

At 2pm today the window for nominations and motions for debate at the branch’s...

East Croydon Branch AGM

The PCS HO East Croydon Branch Annual General Meeting will take place on 3rd...

West Croydon Branch Annual Report and AGM Reminder

On the 25 February the West Croydon Branch will be be holding its Annual...

Croydon Reporting Centre

Late last week a small number of members in the Reporting Centre raised the...

Facility Time Guidance for PCS Members, Reps and Managers

As we set out earlier the Home Office’s Employee Relations Team, or more specifically,...


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