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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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PCS Legal Services

June 3, 2014

PCS provides a range of support, legal and personal, to all its members. In some cases, we can extend that support to members of your family and also to areas outside of the workplace. There are five main areas of legal support PCS offer: Employment advice and support – In HO/MB/48/14 we provided a...
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Oppose the Tory attack on trade union democracy

May 31, 2014

This is the final report from the West Croydon branch on the branch’s involvement at the PCS national conference that ended last week. The branch moved an emergency motion, motion A474, that called on the union to campaign against Tory plans to introduce a 50% voter turnout threshold to industrial action ballots.  The purely...
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Vote ‘yes‘ in PCS ballot for fair pay

May 31, 2014

We are asking our civil service and public sector members to vote ‘Yes’ in a ballot to support our campaign for a fair pay rise, including a strike with other public sector unions on 10 July. On 12 June ballot papers will be sent out consulting members about potential coordinated strike action to break...
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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 Rep wins out of court settlement on representational rights

Last year Lee Rock, a PCS representative in the Department of Work and Pensions, was sacked from his employment....
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Uniform Roll Out

Kneepad Provision PCS and members have repeatedly raised concerns with the lack of integral knee pads in the new...
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HO/MB/123/13 was issued to members on 26 November and sought to provide information around the Department’s second ‘bribe’ of...
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Border Casework Disaster

Members may recall Members briefings 108/12 and 14/13 detailing the proposed Border Casework move from Border Force into UKBA....
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Facility Time Guidance for PCS Members, Reps and Managers

As we set out earlier the Home Office’s Employee Relations Team, or more specifically, some senior managers within that...
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How the Home Office is trying to prevent your Union from representing you

In the Home Office Headquarters in Marsham Street, there is a small unit called the ‘Employee Relations Team’. They...
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Border Force Intelligence

PCS had a conference call with BF Intelligence Management on Monday 16th December at 1600 hours, to discuss their...
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Members will be fully aware that the new uniform is currently being delivered across the Home Office in preparation...
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Sickness Trigger Points

As members will be aware the Home Office has in recent years moved to a policy of issuing staff...
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Local News

West Croydon Annual General Meeting 2014

The West Croydon branch’s Annual General Meeting is the most important members meeting of...

L& SE Scene

The latest edition of PCS’ L & SE Scene magazine is now out, with...

Rail Safety is a PCS Union Problem Too

Every day hundreds of PCS members travel into Croydon via Clapham Junction station. Thursday...

Aged 27 or less? Then join the Young Members Network

The PCS Young Members Network is open to all PCS members aged 27 years...

PCS write to NRC over equality concerns

The West Croydon branch have written to manager in the National Removals Centre over...

Get your motions ready now for AGM

In February 2014 branches across the Home Office group will hold their Annual General...

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