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Further cuts announced

October 4, 2014

Chancellor George Osborne used his Tory party conference speech today to outline plans for more damaging spending cuts. He confirmed the Tories would continue to hold down public sector pay, the issue at the heart of our next national strike on Wednesday 15 October. This walkout will see us co-ordinate action with other public...
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UK Tax Evasion now at £80 Billion

September 22, 2014

Tax evasion now costs our economy more than £80 billion a year, new figures show. If unchecked, it could rise to £100 billion by 2018/19, the research by tax expert and campaigner Richard Murphy shows. Richard first revealed the ‘missing billions’ of uncollected tax in 2008 and has worked closely with us and groups...
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A Scottish Referendum Message from PCS

September 19, 2014

The people of Scotland have now voted for Scotland to remain as part of the UK. The protection of public services, jobs, pay and pensions remains central to how we will continue to engage with any future constitutional change and with governments and legislatures in the UK, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Respecting the...
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MPs back union’s call for proper staffing in the Passport Office

September 16, 2014

A group of MPs have backed the Public and Commercial Services union’s demand for proper staffing in the Passport Office. The recent crisis was caused by understaffing, the union maintains, and a new report by the home affairs committee highlights the excessive overtime being worked this year. The union also welcomes the committee’s call...
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Join the PCS Levy

September 15, 2014

On 10 July PCS members took coordinated strike action with union members in local government, education and the fire service over pay and our national campaign issues. The campaign continues and now local government workers are planning to strike on 14 October and health service unions are balloting over pay. PCS is talking to...
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Branch concern over PCS’ lack of support for unfairly dismissed rep

September 15, 2014

Members will recall that at the PCS Annual Delegates Conference in May this year the West Croydon branch moved motion A47 which Conference unanimously passed. This motion sought to clarify PCS policy on the defense of PCS activists who are targeted by their employer because of their trade union activities. Last year one PCS...
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Check-off attacks are attempt to undermine PCS

September 14, 2014

Government attempts to end the system of collecting PCS union subs from salaries in the civil service are an attack on the union, TUC Congress heard. Emergency motion 2, proposed by PCS delegate Helen Flanagan on Wednesday morning, expressed concern that since the end of July a number of civil service departments have announced...
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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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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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Local News

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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