The government needs to know that PCS is serious about being prepared to do what is necessary to get our members an above-inflation pay rise, our general secretary Mark Serwotka says ahead of imminent pay talks with the Cabinet Office.
Chancellor Philip Hammond describes the economic outlook as “light at the end of the tunnel”, but offers nothing but gloom for most public sector workers.
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell to join PCS general secretary Mark Serwotk for our latest Facebook Live event on 13 March to give their response to that day’s chancellor’s spring statement.
PCS members across the United Kingdom have been holding payday protests on the first payday of 2018 and highlighting how much they have lost under the civil service pay cap.
Ahead of our payday protests on Wednesday (31 January) we reveal 11 of the workplaces hardest hit by the government’s 1% civil service pay cap.
Ahead of PCS payday protests on Wednesday (31 January) our members share their experiences of increased hardship under the pay cap.
Local economies across the UK have been deprived of nearly £1.7 billion because of the civil service 1% pay cap and freeze, PCS reveals ahead of payday protests across the UK on 31 January.
PCS calls for urgent talks with the Cabinet Office over our 2018 pay claim which calls for a fully-funded 5% pay rise, a Living Wage of £10 an hour, pay equality across the civil service and a common pay and grading structure.
As momentum grows in our pay campaign we want all members to join national payday protests on 31 January and join regional TUC public sector events on 14 February, as part of the TUC Love Unions week.
The momentum of the PCS pay campaign is building as we head into 2018 as we argue that the Treasury pay remit, which sets the parameters for settling pay across the civil service, must formally lift the 1% public sector pay cap for civil servants and enable departments to pay above inflation increases.
PCS members and workers across the public sector face growing pay poverty as chancellor Philip Hammond fails to act to address the crisis in public sector pay in his budget this lunchtime.
Tens of thousands of chancellor Philip Hammond’s own staff are supporting the PCS campaign to scrap the 1% public sector pay cap and for fully funded, above inflation pay rises, our general secretary Mark Serwotka tells him in a letter.
A decisive yes vote by tens of thousands of PCS members in our consultative ballot on pay sends a powerful message to the government to act to scrap the 1% public sector pay cap and fund above inflation pay rises.
Following the success of 29 September, PCS members from across the UK were once again protest at their workplaces to call on the government to scrap the 1% public sector pay cap and deliver fully-funded rises for all.
The government's disgraceful refusal to fund above inflation pay rises for our members, confirmed by chancellor Philip Hammond this week, gave members yet another reason to vote yes in our pay ballot.
Payday protests, supported by thousands of PCS members, are taking place across the UK on 31 October to help heap the pressure on the government ahead of the budget on 22 November.
Public sector workers should have an immediate 5% wage rise, without it being paid for by job cuts, PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka tells a TUC pay rally opposite parliament.
As PCS ballots its members on the civil service pay cap, other unions are also campaigning and planning action over pay.
Thousands of people watched our first Facebook live event to hear PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka answer dozens of members’ questions about our campaign to scrap the 1% public sector pay cap.
Ahead of the opening of our consultative ballot on pay on Monday thousands of members have been using the PCS pay calculator to see how the 1% pay cap affects them.
We all deserve a pay rise is the message PCS is taking to a TUC rally and lobby in Westminster on 17 October, as part of our campaign to scrap the 1% public sector pay cap and achieve fully funded and above inflation pay rises for all public sector workers.
To coincide with ballot papers arriving through the post for our consultative ballot on pay, our general secretary Mark Serwotka holds a Facebook Live event on pay at 7pm on 11 October.
PCS launches a pay calculator to show the impact of the 1% public sector pay cap on our members as part of our campaign to force the government to scrap the cap and give all public sector workers fully-funded, above inflation pay rises.
“We all deserve a pay rise,” is the message from PCS members across the UK who take part in vibrant, well-supported payday protests to call on the government to scrap the 1% public sector pay cap and deliver fully-funded rises for all.
PCS welcomes Jeremy Corbyn’s commitment to end the 1% public sector pay cap and the value he places on public sector workers.
We all deserve a pay rise is the message from thousands of PCS members who will be calling for the 1% public sector pay cap to be scrapped in lunchtime payday protests at their workplaces across the UK on 29 September.
47 years after the Equal Pay Act women are still being paid less than their male colleagues - and the TUC will fight to address this, was the message heard loud and clear at Congress.
Unions must be ready to force the government to give all public sector workers a decent pay rise if the November budget fails to offer properly-funded increases for all, PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka told our packed TUC Congress fringe.
If we deliver decent public sector pay rises we can transform people’s live and change politics in Britain, PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka told a TUC fringe meeting of the LRC.
Unions must unite to help defeat the public sector pay cap and secure decent pay rises for all public sector workers, PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka told TUC Congress in Brighton
“Now is the time to say we are serious, we are clear, we can win on pay and begin to transform this country to improve people's lives,” PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka told a pre-TUC Congress fringe meeting
At TUC Congress in Brighton, PCS to call for all public sector unions to unite to defeat the 1% public sector pay cap.
We build on our resounding victory in the High Court which overturned the government’s cuts to civil service redundancy pay by launching a major pay campaign, including a consultative ballot.
PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka to stress the need to scrap the 1% public sector pay cap at a rally in Brighton of the National Shop Stewards Network ahead of TUC Congress on Sunday (10).
PCS tells the government to “put its money where its mouth is” and commit to scrapping the pay cap for all public sector workers, following yet another apparent government U-turn on the public sector pay cap.
PCS announces plans to hold lunchtime protests across the UK on 31 August calling for the 1% public sector pay cap to be scrapped on the day that the Home Office and Ministry of Justice plan to impose the cap for another 12 months.
Break the pay cap, is the message from PCS members at dozens of HMRC workplaces across the UK who join in with our payday protests against the imposition of a maximum 1% annual pay cap.
Our national executive has agreed to hold a consultative ballot on pay in the autumn in advance of the budget in November to ask members what action they would support, including industrial action, to break the cap.
PCS says ministers are ducking responsibility over the public sector pay cap by repeatedly claiming they will listen to pay review bodies.
Marching against cuts and 1% pay cap
The issue of public sector pay is highlighted at the mass anti-cuts march in London
PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka writes to prime minister Theresa May to urge her to use the Queen’s Speech to bring an immediate end to the 1% public sector pay cap.
Following a motion to PCS annual delegate conference our union pledges to renew its campaign to end the pay cap in the civil service as members face an “unprecedented squeeze” on earnings.
A crowd of thousands who gathered in Trafalgar Square for annual May Day hears PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka stress the need for the next government to lift the 1% public sector pay cap and invest in public services.
The Labour party reiterates its commitment to ending the 1% public sector pay cap and to restore collective pay bargaining when it publishes its 20-point plan to transform the workplace
Thousands of PCS members across the UK join the union’s protests to call for the 1% pay cap to be lifted.
A PCS-commissioned report on civil service pay trends from 2007 to 2016 shows that from 2010 to 2016 average civil service pay fell by between 8 and 9% in real terms, a larger fall than the rest of the public sector and the wider economy.
PCS calls on the TUC to actively support and coordinate strike action across the trade union movement to break the government's disastrous 1% public sector pay cap.