PCS has written to the Secretary of State for Defence and the Minister of State for the Cabinet Office raising its concerns over the original creation of United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and its proposed move to the Cabinet Office from MoD.
PCS Defence Sector group has received the pay offer from DE&S for 2018 and the GEC has rejected it.
We are now in receipt of the department’s best and final pay offer for 2018, following a period of negotiation with the trade unions.
On 3rd July the trade unions met with the MoD pay team in the expectation that the department would be in a position to lay out its thoughts on pay within the confines of the Treasury remit. However it became quickly apparent that they were not in a position to do so. In fact, their proposals were still sitting on the secretary of State’s desk for sign off.
Not too long ago Theresa May’s government said that the pay cap had ended in the public sector. Whilst the settlements elsewhere have been paltry, in the NHS for example, and still below the rate of inflation, they nevertheless breach the 1%. But for civil servants, the contempt and loathing of government continues. Your colleagues in Scotland are faced with the farcical situation of Scottish government Civil Servants obtaining a fair and decent rise, whilst Scottish MoD employees will be rewarded for their hard work and dedication with 1%.