25 January 2022

PCS to brief MPs during British Council ballot

PCS will be meeting with MPs on 9 February to brief them about why we are balloting our members in British Council for industrial action.

PCS is currently balloting British Council members across the globe for industrial action over our demands of no compulsory redundancies, no further privatisation of jobs and a fair, open and transparent approach to negotiations. 

To support our industrial campaign, we are also stepping up our political campaigning. We will be holding a briefing for MPs on Wednesday 9 February from 4-5pm. 

There has already been considerable support from MPs on this issue. An early day motion received widespread backing and a well-attended Westminster Hall debate in September focused on the British Council closures.  

What you can do 

If you are a PCS member in British Council you can email your MP to invite them to the parliamentary briefing on 9 February.  

If you work for British Council, but are not a member of PCS, you can join PCS online.  

Anyone who wants to support the campaign can do so by emailing the foreign secretary Liz Truss to urge her to intervene to stop the reckless cuts.  

Contact helenf@pcs.org.uk for more information.