PCS calls all-out strike on 28 April

More than 130,000 PCS members across the civil service and public sector will strike on 28 April in our latest one-day action alongside a month of walkouts to increase the pressure on the government on pay, pensions and job security.

The all-out strike, called by our national executive committee today, taking place on the April payday, alongside a month of action beginning on 3 April to increase the pressure on the government.

PCS General secretary Mark Serwotka said: “Our members are not backing down in this dispute. Ministers need to take notice that we’re escalating our action and they need to resolve the dispute by putting money on the table. 

“We know our strikes have already caused serious disruption. The new strikes and another national day of action will pile the pressure on a government that refuses to listen.” 

Well supported

The all-out strike on 15 March was brilliantly supported by members, with big picket lines and demonstrations.

Vote in the new ballot

Fresh PCS strike ballots opened on 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.

Check to see if there is a live ballot where you work.

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. HMRC members will not be balloted this time as they have a strike mandate which runs until 26 August.

Not got your ballot pack? Read how to request one.

If you aren’t yet a member join online by 5pm on 16 April to get a vote. You should allow 12 working days for your papers to arrive.