18 May 2022

Conference to debate emergency motion on strike action over cuts

PCS is to consider national strike action over government plans to cut 91,000 civil service job cuts.

Our national executive committee today submitted an emergency motion to next week’s annual delegate conference proposing a campaign to defend members’ jobs, which would including taking industrial action when appropriate.

PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka said: “The civil service needs more staff, not less. We will defend every single job, not just on behalf of our hard-working members, but on behalf of every member of the public who relies on the services they provide every day.”

PCS set out its stall to protect the civil service by demanding the government fully consults with union officials about its plans, vowing to fight any compulsory redundancies and any attempts to privatise or outsource jobs, and reiterating the call for investment not cuts.

 

Take action

Want to fight job cuts and campaign for better pay? Join PCS today.

If you are a member, get active in your union. Your first steps are signing up to go to our national conference in Brighton from 24-26 May and joining the TUC march in London on 18 June to call for a real pay rise.

Complete our campaign action to email your MP – which includes a model email which you can amend with extra information in your own words if you wish