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There are more than 1,000 workplaces, courts, offices, tribunals, prisons within the MoJ, and PCS has members in virtually every one.

We recognise the critical importance communications play in involving members of the MoJ in the union’s activities.

While face to face communications and newsletters and our quarterly journal, "justice matters", will continue to be important, we hope that this website will play a central role in ensuring we are able to give information rapidly and to seek the input and involvement of members in PCS in the MoJ group.

Latest news (view all)

11 February

PCS Response to Government Announcement on Court Closures - This briefing sets out the initial PCS response to the government’s announcement today that it is to close 86 courts and tribunals in England and Wales.

8 February

PCS is urging the government to invest in prisons - PCS is urging the government to make significant investment in UK prisons and accept that ministers are to blame for the current crisis in our prisons.

3 February

Justice not for sale - Sign the court closures petitions - Tell Michael Gove not to remove local access to justice

29 January

Tory MP supports PCS over Courts Closures

3 December

Former MoJ Permanent Secretary remains out of touch with staff - An article published on 30 November 2015 on the Civil Service World website based on an interview with former MoJ Permanent Secretary Dame Ursula Brennan shows how out of touch the senior figures of MoJ are with the bullying nature of the working environment within the department.

1 December

PCS consultation response - Proposal on the provision of courts and tribunal estate - PCS opposes all court and tribunal office closures and submitted a comprehensive response to the Ministry of Justice as a part of the consultation process on the justice estate proposals.

3 November

Pay in MoJ - we need your help - Complete the pay survey to help inform PCS strategy

26 October

Don’t lose your voice in Parliament – vote yes for the PCS political fund - Our success in stopping the justice fines sell-off is the latest example of just how vital it is for PCS to have a political fund.

15 October

PCS members celebrate win in anti-privatisation campaign - The National Compliance and Enforcement Service will remain within HMCTS and retain responsibility for collecting court fines.

14 October

MOJ court and tribunal closure consultation

PCS warns of serious risk to access to local justice.

6 October

Support the boycott of the staff survey in MoJ

MoJ has recently launched the 2015 Staff Engagement Survey and PCS is asking its member not to participate in an exercise that no matter the results will be used to justify the brutal cuts agenda of the government.

21 September

MPs share PCS concerns over court closure proposals

During a parliamentary debate over the proposed closure of 91 courts and tribunals in England and Wales, MPs raised concerns that the closures would seriously disrupt the delivery of local justice.

£100 prize draw winners announced

“"I have been a member of PCS for over 20 years . Switching to Direct Debit has given me the continued reassurance that the Union is there for me should the need arise.”" Munnaza Ali, PCS member, Manchester

11 September

PCS pressure for details of proposed Criminal Enforcement privatisation continues

PCS continues to push the MoJ to share details of the proposed privatisation of Criminal Enforcement to the reported favoured bidder of Synnex-Concentrix. PCS believes that instead of rewarding a private company for failure, the government should recognise the value of its own workforce and continue to build on its success.

4 September

MOJ PCS member exclusive: a Kindle Fire HDX could be yours if you’re DD-ready

As a PCS member working for the Ministry of Justice or National Offender Management Service (NOMS), you will be automatically placed into a draw to win a Kindle Fire HDX 7" if you register to pay your subs by direct debit by 9 October.

21 August

Take Part in the Court Closure Survey

PCS has launched a survey to consult members on courts minister Shailesh Vara's plan to close dozens of courts or integrate them into others.

MITIE Pay - Don't get Angry, Get Organised

We must unite to end the pay freeze by increasing the number of members in our union and improving our workplace organisation.

10 August

Progress continues on DD switch in MoJ

Visits from PCS lay activists and full-time officials to switch members in the MoJ to pay their subs by direct debit have caused quite a stir.

Challenging the court closure proposals

PCS has been in discussion with HM Courts and Tribunals Service about the proposals to close 91 courts and tribunal buildings and the integration of 31 other buildings. A strategy going forward has been agreed.

7 August

Proposed court closures are part of attack on public sector

The main concern of PCS is its members and your PCS negotiators are urgently engaging with MoJ and are committed to ensuring that the views of its members are the driving force behind the PCS input into the consultation process.

30 July

MoJ Pay Offer 2015/16 - An update for all PCS members on the MoJ Pay Offer.

20 July

New courts closures will further restrict access to justice - Dozens of courts could close or be integrated into others as the government has announced plans to use town halls to host hearings.



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