The latest government update on 22 September introduced some further measures to assist with attempting to control and reduce the transmission of Covid-19. PCS met with employer representatives yesterday to discuss the impacts of the announcement on HMCTS and the subsequent message communicated by the acting Chief Executive Officer.
An update on workloads, Oracle, future working, the Cloud Video Platform, the Criminal Jurisdiction Recovery Plan and extended operating hours.
PCS has launched a petition for fair pay for all government workers. The PCS pay petition recognises the significant contribution made by UK Government workers during the pandemic crisis, opposes real-terms pay cuts and calls for an across the board pay increases. The first target of 10,000 signatures was reached in just under 55 hours; we now need to reach 100,000 signatures.
You should by now have received an email asking you to complete a short survey to give us your views on coronavirus safety. With coronavirus cases continuing to rise and the fact that we are rapidly moving towards a second peak it’s important that you take the opportunity to complete the survey and inform us of your views.
PCS have today met with employer representatives. We fully recognise the need for there to be a contingency plan in place that sets out the arrangements for the second peak and urgent representations have been made to employer representatives. Our agenda items for the meeting this morning are as below with a brief report back against each item.