Find PCS payday protests near you

22 Mar 2017

PCS payday protests are being planned across the country in the run-up to next Friday's (31 March) day of action on pay.

PCS is asking members to get involved in a major, nationwide day of pay protests on the last payday in March.

Our payday protests will send a powerful message to government that we need and deserve a decent pay rise and will back up our national pay claim to the Cabinet Office minister Ben Gummer and the head of the civil service Jeremy Heywood.

Take-home pay for PCS members in the civil service and related bodies has been driven down by the 1% pay cap, by changes to the pension scheme and by increases to National Insurance contributions, causing real hardship. We say, it’s time to put this right and negotiate a real pay increase.

Members around the country will hold short, high-profile events at their workplaces, coming together for an eye-catching photo opportunity and publicising these on social media and the PCS website.

Many branches are planning leafletting sessions from Monday (27 March) as well as recruitment events throughout the week. 

Here are some highlights of what is planned across the country on 31 March. Let us know what you're planning by emailing 


Leafleting and petitioning is planned outside shared site Temple Quay House during the morning.


A demo is being planned with a focus for devolved areas near Welsh Government, Cathays Park.


Event outside Leeds town hall at 12.30pm.


A lunchtime rally in the city centre is being planned.


Central London-based members will gather outside the Treasury building at 1pm, with speakers and photo stunts taking our message right to the heart of government. 


Event at Longbenton site car park entrance at 12.15pm


A 15-minute walkout is planned for noon outside the ONS building. 


A members' meeting has been organised for 12.30pm near the HMRC building in Castle Meadows. 


Event outside Sheffield BEIS office at 12.30pm.

Let us know what you're planning by emailing 

The payday protests, which are happening ahead of the publication of the Treasury’s pay guidance for 2017, are your chance to drive home our message that our pay has been eroded for far too long and it’s time to drop the 1% cap and negotiate increases in our pay.

You can also keep up the pressure by emailing Treasury minister David Gauke.

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