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ACAS Early Conciliation launches

April 7, 2014

ACAS has launched its new Early Conciliation Service from Sunday. The non-departmental public body claims the new service will help resolve most kinds of workplace disputes, including unfair dismissal, discrimination, deductions from wages issues, redundancy issues, equal pay, and rights to time off or flexible working. For now, participation in the scheme is voluntary:...
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Budget 2014 verdict: Britain needs a pay rise

March 22, 2014

Far from being the budget of the ‘makers, doers and savers,’ George Osborne’s fifth attempt completely ignores the crises of poverty and housing. The budget delivered by the chancellor yesterday (19 March) has done nothing to support people struggling to make ends meet after years of austerity measures have led to a crises of poverty...
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Solidarity with Duggan justice campaign

March 22, 2014

We have sent a message of solidarity to the Justice for Mark Duggan Campaign. Our national executive has sent a message to the family of Mark Duggan whose shooting by police in August 2011 led to protests and then riots breaking out in a number of cities, including London. In addition to concerns were...
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Work programme still worse than doing nothing

March 22, 2014

The government’s flagship scheme for the long-term unemployed is still holding back jobseekers from finding work themselves. New figures published last week show the wholly privatised work programme has only found lasting work for 3% of the 1.5 million people put through it since it began in June 2011. Only 18% of those on...
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Tribute to Tony Benn

March 22, 2014

Tony Benn was a political giant who inspired generations of us and whose influence will be felt for generations to come. We remember him fondly for his razor sharp mind, for being so generous with his time and for his warmth, wit and humanity. Tony always approached political differences and debate with maturity, honesty...
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Maude on the ropes over union subs

March 14, 2014

Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude looked rattled as he answered questions from MPs over his plans to end check-off. Quizzed by PCS parliamentary group member Ian Murray, Maude was forced to concede the issue is a matter for departments. He also faced questions about the cost of ending the system that allows union members to pay their...
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Ofqual members walk out for sacked rep

March 9, 2014

Dozens of PCS members working at Ofqual in Coventry staged a walkout in protest at the sacking of their rep Sofia Azam. Sofia, the Ofqual branch chair and lead negotiator, is accused by management of breaching a confidentiality agreement as a result of giving members information about the re-grading of their jobs. She received...
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Home Office employee sacked after making a complaint of bullying was unfairly dismissed

Members will recall previous branch updates on the case of Kevin Smith who was sacked by the Home Office...
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Oppose the Immigration Bill

Members are encouraged to support the e-action to get your MP to oppose the immigration bill. PCS members will...
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Home Office try, again, to silence member’s voices.

The Home Office have imposed arrangements that has put severe restrictions on PCS union reps and will have an...
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The future of asylum

Members across the Department will be aware that major changes to the way that we deal with asylum cases...
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TCA changes to cover SCS mistakes

Temporary Cover Allowance (TCA) is meant to be used as a short term way of placing staff at a...
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Home Office removals work in scope for privatisation

On 6 September 2013 PCS was informed that Immigration Enforcement would be working with Capita on scoping the tasks...
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Have the Home Office designated this website as malicious?

PCS Croydon are aware that members attempting to view the PCS Croydon website have been told when they try...
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Operating Mandate Course: Update for Border Force members

As all of you aware the Operating Mandating Course has been decreed as compulsory for all operational Border Force...
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Criminal Casework Update

In late September, Assistant Group Secretary, Chris Kelly and I, attended a meeting with senior management in CCD to...
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Local News

Branch seeks 2014 group election clarification

Following instructions from the Branch Executive Committee West Croydon branch officers have written to...

MPLU bullying survey: findings

PCS West Croydon have begun a building wide survey of bullying, harassment and discrimination...

PCS Croydon saves disabled member’s job

Within the last two weeks PCS Croydon reps have reached an agreement on behalf...

Croydon citizens outnumber fascists in anti-facist demonstration

Yesterday around 30-40 fascists from the English Defence League and English Volunteer Force outside...

Racist Protest outside the Home Office (Lunar House): Update for members

On 27 July a group of racist thugs who call themselves the English Volunteer...

New branch Equality Officer appointed

On Thursday the West Croydon branch held its Branch Executive Committee meeting which addressed...

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