A WEEK of strike action was announced yesterday after the government said it would close almost one in 10 jobcentres.
Public-sector union PCS said 50 of its members at the Eastern Avenue jobcentre in Sheffield, one of the threatened sites, will walk out from July 17 to 21 July...
Thursday 6th Jul 2017
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
JOBCENTRE staff are set to walk out in Sheffield today as part of a national campaign against closure plans.Members of Civil Service union PCS are staging a five-day strike in protest at the government axing 78 jobcentres nationwide. PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka...
Monday 12th Jun 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
CIVIL SERVANTS’ union PCS called yesterday for workers sacked by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to be reinstated after 20 days of strike action.
Workers in Manchester ended five days of walkouts, following action of the same duration in London, Glasgow, and...
Saturday 10th Jun 2017
WORKERS at a jobcentre in one of the most deprived areas in Sheffield walked out today in protest against its closure.
The government’s attack on public services and jobs has targeted the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Eastern Avenue jobcentre which provides vital...
Friday 2nd Jun 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
Serwotka condemns papers exposing crackdown on Macreadie
Friday 26th May 2017
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
UNIVERSAL basic income (UBI) is “not a panacea” and would come with “significant risk,” delegates at the PCS conference warned yesterday.
The policy has gained significant support and interest among trade unions over the past few years, with general unions Unite...
TRANSGENDER civil servants are being endangered by current legislation, the PCS conference heard yesterday.
A motion passed at the Civil Service union’s annual conference warned that discrimination laws “only protects those who intend to undergo, are currently undergoing or...
PCS union overwhelmingly votes for positive change
Thursday 25th May 2017
CIVIL Service union PCS leader Mark Serwotka called yesterday for an end to zero-hours contracts as a study revealed that one-third of public-sector workers are surviving on fluctuating income.
A survey of over 10,000 civil servants and council workers found that 45 per cent are...
THE PCS union has made “significant progress” towards “defeating” the Civil Service’s punitive performance management regime, members’ conference heard yesterday.
A new performance management system will be in operation across the Civil Service for...