Department for work and pensions group

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The DWP group campaigns hard for members and works tirelessly to improve the pay, terms and conditions and job security through our negotiations with DWP management, ministers and the government.

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Risk assessments for extension of services in jobcentres - checklist for reps

22 Sep 2020

PCS has strongly opposed DWP management’s plans to rush ahead and extend Jobcentre services.  This is even more unsafe with the current rise in Covid-19 cases and the increased risk of the spread of the virus.  DWP should not be contributing to the spread of Covid-19 in our communities by unnecessarily calling claimants into our offices for appointments when support can fully be delivered safely to the public remotely by phone or digitally.

PCS raises concerns regarding bringing more claimants into Jobcentres

10 Sep 2020

The group executive committee (GEC) is frustrated that DWP chose to publish guidance on “Bringing Customers Safely into our Jobcentres” on the afternoon of 8 September 2020. It was done before we had met with senior management tand althought we were provided with a copy of the guidance on the day of publication, we had no opportunity to discuss or influence the contents.

PCS delivers big yes vote in safety ballot - thank you to members

09 Sep 2020

The resounding yes vote of 77.2% in the consultative safety ballot has shown that PCS members working in jobcentre buildings, including DM and DSDR, and 21 UC Service Centres are very worried about the prospect of having to see more of the public face to face and have their offices open for longer while the risk from Coronavirus grows in society

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