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Extending of Operating Hours from 30 November 2020 - Who is in scope?

26 Aug 2020

When DWP notified PCS that they were extending operating hours from 30 November 2020, they advised that it would affect staff in 21 Universal Credit Service Centres and 270 Jobcentres. The Group Executive Committee (GEC) have been contacted by a number of members who work in Work and Health Services Decision Making and Disputes Resolution Services who have advised us that their managers have told them that they are in scope for extending operating hours from 30 November 2020. They have also been asked to provide their preferences for Monday to Friday (08:00-20:00) and Saturday’s (08:45-17:00).

Information for members who opted out of Employee Deal about the PCS consultative ballot over safety

18 Aug 2020

PCS is holding a consultative ballot to oppose the DWP decision to extend face to face services in Jobcentres from July and operating hours in 270 Jobcentres and 21 Universal Credit Service Centres (UCSCs) from 30 November 2020 because PCS believe it is not safe to do so when we are still seeing increases in the rates of Coronavirus infection. This ballot is about the safety of the staff who work in all Jobcentres and the 21 UC Service Centres. The ballot will run from Monday 17 August 2020 to midday Monday 7 September 2020

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