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Bring support for sick and disabled people in-house after MPs' criticism

23 Jul 2014

Social security support for sick and disabled people should be brought back in-house, PCS says as MPs criticise two government schemes.
No appetite for mutuals in civil service and no public appetite for privatisation

23 Jul 2014

The government's drive to hive off parts of the civil service into mutuals has been a damp squib because there is no appetite for it.
Ministry of Justice challenged on data sell-off ahead of six-day strike

23 Jul 2014

PCS is challenging the Ministry of Justice over its sell-off of personal and commercially sensitive data ahead of a six-day strike against the move.
Auditors find hundreds of millions squandered on failed immigration IT

22 Jul 2014

Commenting on the revelation in a National Audit Office report published today that almost £350 million was squandered on a failed immigration IT project, PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said:
HMRC set to spend £10 billion on IT as suppliers double their profits

22 Jul 2014

A damning report into IT spending, published today (22), lays bare how private companies are being allowed to profit at the expense of taxpayers.
Sanctions review remit too narrow to make a difference

22 Jul 2014

The remit of the government's Oakley review into social security sanctions was too narrow to ever make a difference.
'Bitter blow' for NATS staff under new Gatwick air traffic contract

18 Jul 2014

Expressing concern at Gatwick Airport's decision to award a 10-year air traffic contract to German provider DFS, PCS national officer Jeremy Gautrey said:
Pay rises needed across the economy, official figures show

16 Jul 2014

Commenting on today's official figures showing wages continuing to lag well behind inflation, PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said:
Latest Poundland ruling shows 'cruelty and arrogance' of government

4 Jul 2014

PCS has welcomed today's High Court ruling that retrospective legislation in the Cait Reilly Poundland case was unlawful.
National Gallery plans to privatise visitor services

3 Jul 2014

PCS has pledged to mount a "vigorous and visible campaign" against plans to privatise all visitor services at one of the UK's most important cultural attractions.
Work programme still underperforming, government auditors say

2 Jul 2014

Three years in, the Department for Work and Pensions' flagship back to work scheme is still underperforming and providers are cherrypicking the easiest cases, government auditors say.
Civil servants to join 1.5 million-strong strike on 10 July

1 Jul 2014

Civil servants will join the 1.5 million-strong strike over pay on 10 July, PCS confirms.
Passport Office failing to come to terms with backlog

1 Jul 2014

Radio 4's PM programme has reported this evening that the backlog in passport applications continues to rise.

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