31 August 2012
PCS has suspended further industrial action after negotiations over the last few days led to an agreement being reached with the employer concerning job cuts, privatisation and attendance management.
Shaking up government offices could save £800 million a year in public funds, MPs said today - prompting criticism from civil servants' union PCS.
A committee of MPs today says civil service departments have not adequately planned for coping with fewer staff, highlighting the ideological nature of the government's cuts.
PCS say 'damning' Public Accounts Committee report highlights the 'ideological nature' of Coalition government's 'cut first, plan later' approach to reducing the number of civil service staff.
Not a good week for Deputy Prime Minister.
The UK economy is set to contract this year, according to the CBI, the lobbying organisation for big business.
Left Economics Advisory Panel chairman Andrew Fisher (PCS) said: "Coming just a matter of months after he voted to reduce the 50 per cent tax rate on the super-rich, Mr Clegg's pledge to tax the wealthy will be met by a chorus of derision.
Unions have welcomed the joint human rights communique signed today (Wednesday) by the governments of the four countries holding the current and next three summer and winter Olympics (the UK, Russia, Brazil and Korea).
A headline in today’s Evening Standard carried a stark warning to young people in London, “Work full-time for no pay or lose your benefits’, says employment minister in crackdown on NEETs”.
Disabled campaigners have planned a week of protests against Atos to coincide with the start of the Paralympic Game.
Low earners will be £420 a year worse off, forcing councils to offset financial shortfall.