New PCS civil service ballots now open

Fresh PCS strike ballots have opened today (20 March) of 124,125 members in 186 employers, across the civil service and public sector so members can continue to fight for fair pay, pensions justice and job security as part of our national campaign.

Our current 6-month legal mandate for strike action in 124 groups expires on 6 May, so to continue our industrial action campaign our national executive committee has agreed we need to ballot members again. The new postal ballots run from 20 March until 9 May, so look out for your ballot pack arriving through the post next week and then use your vote and post it in the pre-paid envelope. The levy of members, which supports those taking strategic action, will remain in place for the duration of the dispute. HMRC members will not be balloted this time as they have a strike mandate which runs until 26 August.

See the list of who is being balloted.

In our action so far, our members and reps have turned out in their thousands, delivering a hugely successful campaign of strategic strike action and 2 days of national walkouts, and we will need them to show that energy, enthusiasm and dedication to deliver a huge yes vote for more action across the civil service and public sector. Our strategy has enabled us to call more industrial action than at any other time in our union’s history. It is also the most hard-hitting action we have ever called.

We need everyone who receives a ballot paper to use their vote, so that we can win a mandate to continue our campaign, which sends a clear message to the government.

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