Our members working across the civil service and related areas have made a huge contribution during the pandemic and the government acknowledges that they are key workers.

Significant pay increases for UK government workers should play a major part in creating a path to economic recovery.

Yet our members, who have already suffered over a decade of below-inflation pay increases, have been hit by a pay freeze for the next 12 months. 

PCS has called on the civil service to engage with unions on the huge challenges confronting society, to secure a decent future for all.

Our national executive has agreed a national pay claim for 2021 – a cost of living rise of 10% – and a number of sectoral pay claims that complement it, including in the DWP, DfT, Home Office, MOJ and MOD.

As well as progress on coherence of pay scales, we are seeking a cost-of-living rise of 10%. This would recognise our members’ vital contribution during the pandemic and provide a degree of restitution for the adverse effect on their living standards of years of pay restraint.

Take action

We are asking members to arrange a meeting with your local MP. They hold surgeries on Fridays/weekends and PCS will support you to arrange a visit and be briefed on what to say and do. Contact if you need assistance with this and let us know how you get on.