Redundancy rights

We campaign to secure maximum protection of redundancy rights and eradicate age discrimination across the civil service and related areas.

In an era of austerity and swingeing cuts, making sure members who lose their jobs at least get a decent pay-off is more vital than ever.

That's why PCS has been fighting tooth and nail to protect your terms and conditions – and has so far fended off Tory attempts to water them down.

In 2016, the government tried to change the Civil Service Compensation Scheme (CSCS), slashing redundancy pay by 33%.

To date, PCS campaigning has prevented this from happening.

We first halted the plans in 2017 after bringing a judicial review on the government's lack of consultation.

The plans are now on hold until December 2021 – but the Tories are determined to press ahead.

Now, we are demanding:

  • No cuts or further threats to redundancy rights
  • The continuation of protection under the existing 2010 terms
  • An end to age discrimination tapering for those over 57
  • A guarantee of no compulsory redundancies.

The more people who take part in our campaign, the more effective it will be.