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Stand up for fair pay

July 9, 2014

Over the course of this government David Cameron and his government have among many other acts stripped away the rights of employee’s to access justice at an Employment Tribunal, has forced you to work longer and pay more for a pension and made it more difficult for workers to challenge health and safety breaches...
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Join PCS and Join the Strike for Fair Pay on July 10

July 5, 2014

On the 10th July PCS Union members  in the Home Office will join hundreds of thousands of colleagues across the public sector in a strike for fair pay and properly resourced public services. PCS has been committed to working together with other public sector unions which is why we are striking together with the...
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PCS Croydon supports striking HMRC workers

June 26, 2014

David Cameron was asked about the potential privatisation of HMRC during prime minister’s questions. Jim McGovern, Labour MSP for Dundee West raised the following question in parliament on Wednesday, the third day of the HMRC strike: “On Monday morning….I joined a picket line with members of the Public and Commercial Services Union. They were...
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Strike warning over passport crisis

June 14, 2014

PCS have told passport office bosses they could face industrial action if they fail to tackle the jobs crisis. We warned for years that cutting one tenth of the workforce and closing offices would lead to major problems. Now MPs are reporting being inundated with complaints from constituents about long delays in getting a...
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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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BORDER CASEWORK 2: ‘THE MENU OF OPTIONS’

Following MB05/14, and following a meeting with PCS on 23rd January 2014, UKVI published their ‘Menu of Options’ for...
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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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ANNUALISED HOURS WORKING (AHW)

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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Uniforms

Members will be fully aware that the new uniform is currently being delivered across the Home Office in preparation...
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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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