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Get ready for direct debit today

September 1, 2014

We are asking all members to do something very quick and simple but very important – get ready to switch payment of your PCS subs to direct debit. Most members pay their monthly union subscriptions through check-off – directly shown on their payslip. The government is seeking to end this decades-old practice. The Cabinet Office has...
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Busting myths about tax justice

September 1, 2014

Prime minister David Cameron has talked tough on tax havens but his government can’t be taken seriously on tax justice. Here are 4 reasons why The Left Economics Advisory Panel lists these reasons: Maude wants the UK to be a tax haven In 2012, Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude said it was a “compliment for”...
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Home Office blow equivalent of £7500 per employee on disastrous private sector contract

August 20, 2014

As the latest failed fiasco on the Borders is due to cost the general public a whopping £224 million with the Home Office ordered to pay the private American corporation Raytheon, who is going to pay? As the profiteers pocket a staggering amount of wad for their part in delivering a failing programme, will...
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Pay win for Land Registry staff

August 20, 2014

PCS have secured another major win in the Land Registry by defeating its attempt to apply the pay freeze to progression. Agency bosses have confirmed they will not appeal a tribunal ruling in a case we brought against the move and now around 1,500 workers will benefit. Last month we heard we had successfully...
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E-borders fiasco result of cost-cutting obsession

August 20, 2014

The latest e-borders fiasco where the taxpayer has been left to foot a £224 million bill is the result of successive governments’ obsession with cost-cutting The Guardian reported yesterday that the contract to put in place an electronic system to check travellers leaving and entering Britain was ended by the government in July 2010 because...
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New Civil Service Pension Scheme

August 10, 2014

Alpha, the new civil service pension scheme is being introduced on 1 April, 2015 and the Cabinet Office has now asked all departments to publicise details. PCS has consistently campaigned against the government’s attacks on public sector pensions epitomised by our ‘Hands off our Pensions’ campaign. PCS, along with Unite and POA, did not...
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Defend PCS reps’ right to fight for members’ jobs

August 10, 2014

PCS has launched a petition against the disciplinary action imposed on one of our reps for publicising jobcentre staff cuts. Rep George Thompson issued a press release about the number of staff to be cut at 2 north London jobcentres. Management says George breached the Department for Work and Pensions’ standards of behaviour, which...
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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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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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Local News

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...

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...

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