Home Office group

The PCS Home Office group deals with issues specifically affecting members in these areas of the Home Office:

  • Criminal Records Bureau
  • Home Office HQ
  • Identity and Passport Service
  • Independent Safeguarding Authority
  • UK Border Agency

Find out more about the PCS Home Office group

Latest news


3 Oct - Civil Service People's Survey 2013

  100.13 - Peoples survey questionnaires - request not to fill in


16 May - Group election results declared

  Home Office election results 2013

  Home Office GEC election summary 16 May 2013 Word doc

13 May - Extension to work to rule

16 Apr -  Amended version re: National Dispute

16 Apr - Solidarity guidance

We've published a printable leaflet for members who will be crossing picket lines on a day when they are not themsleves on strike.

  Home Office action solidarity flyer

10 AprWeek of strike action announced

Notice to members in core Home Office (including Border Force and legacy UK Border Agency) and UKBA Public Enquiries Office (PEO)

This does not apply to members in Identity & Passport Service (IPS) and members in Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Download the flyer   Home Office week of action flyer

  Home Office action short of strike guidance

Changes to planned strike action

Important changes to industrial action plan for weekend of 5-8 April

Scuppering Home Office attempted lockout

Action called for 8 April - Briefing for members in core Home Office (including Border Force and legacy UK Border Agency) and Disclosure and Barring Service.

Chaotic management resort to 'lockout' tactics

Panicking Home Office to withold pay for hours worked - planned action

Strikebreaking and intimidation not acceptable

In some areas management are seeking volunteers to do overtime to cover work of PCS members taking action on the 20 March in defence of terms, conditions, pay and jobs

Advice for shift workers in Home Office

After members voted by a healthy majority to take strike action and action short of a strike a programme of action is to be launched beginning with a stike on Budget Day (20th March)

No to austerity: The battle cry of the 99%

As our union prepares to take action on 20 March never has the phrase, "We are all in this together" seemed more inappropriate

Home Office: The department that keeps on giving

Our union is taking action on 20 March as part of our national campaign to safeguard our jobs, pay, pensions and terms and conditions

They won't talk, so we must act

As you will be aware our union is starting a programme of industrial action in order to force the government to back off from further attacks to our pay, pensions, jobs and terms and conditions 

Victimisation of reps: Support Jon Bigger

Members will be aware that recently a PCS rep in the Home Office Merseyside Branch was sacked after raising a grievance against his manager. This follows the sacking a couple of years ago of two high profile reps in the Home Office Group

Ballot opens in defence of sacked rep Kevin Smith

Almost 1,200 members working for the UK Border Agency in Liverpool are being balloted in a dispute arising from the sacking of a local union representative. 

Performance management

PCS has met with Home Office management to discuss the ‘mid-year review’ process. 

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