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Osborne’s recovery: the reality

April 18, 2014

One million people last year were helped with food parcels by the Trussell Trust alone, almost three times more than in 2012. This shocking statistic is revealed today in a report to mark the launch of a new drive against poverty that we are backing. The report, ‘Going hungry? The human right to food...
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Register now to join the vote

April 16, 2014

Millions of people are currently missing from the electoral roll and won’t be able to vote in the forthcoming local and European elections. If these potential voters lose their voice, our democracy will suffer. And young people are particularly at risk – with barely 50% registered to vote, they are missing from our democratic...
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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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International Group changes

PCS met with UK Visas and Immigration (UKV&I) on 1stNovember 2013 to be updated on severalchanges taking place, and...
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Home Office Group Call Centre Workers Network

Across the Home Office Group many members work in “Call Centres” although they will have evolved their own particular...
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Time for the Home Office to take heed on performance monitoring

Home Office management are not backward in repeating the mantra to us, that “we need to be more like...
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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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Local News

Get your motions ready now for AGM

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

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...

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