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Royal family faces first ever industrial action by low paid staff

30 Mar 2015

The royal family faces industrial action by low paid staff in Windsor Castle as the Public and Commercial Services union opens a ballot over allowances.
Equality reports make ‘sobering reading’ for ministers and senior officials

26 Mar 2015

Three reports published today (26) into barriers to career progression facing black, disabled and LGBT civil servants should make “sobering reading”.
Welcome call from MPs for independent review of sanctions

24 Mar 2015

PCS, the main union for jobcentre staff, welcomes a call from MPs for a full independent review of the government's controversial benefit sanctions regime
Low paid cleaners to protest outside Defra HQ

24 Mar 2015

PCS is supporting a protest on Wednesday by low paid staff who feed and clean up after ministers and senior officials in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
'People's inquiry' into crisis at National Gallery

23 Mar 2015

A 'people's inquiry' into the reasons for and implications of the planned privatisation at the National Gallery will be launched in parliament on Tuesday by PCS.
'Cynical move' to announce gallery director on budget day

18 Mar 2015

Commenting on confirmation, after weeks of speculation, that Gabriele Finaldi will be the next National Gallery director, PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said:
Osborne's final budget 'another brutal assault on unemployed'

18 Mar 2015

PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka has described the final budget of this parliament as "another brutal assault on unemployed, sick and disabled people".
Fresh strikes at National Gallery as senior officials reject alternative plan

13 Mar 2015

A fresh wave of seven days of strike action at the National Gallery starts tomorrow as senior officials reject the PCS's plans to avoid privatisation.
Universal credit staff's damning verdict on flagship policy

9 Mar 2015

Universal credit, one of the government's flagship policies, is in disarray and mired by a lack of staff, poor training and inadequate IT, workers have told PCS.
Cost to claimants of benefit sanctions rockets by 3,000%

2 Mar 2015

The cost to claimants of having their social security payments stopped under this government's controversial sanctions regime has rocketed by 3,000%, analysis by PCS shows.


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