PCS What’s On 4-10 April
We want to hear how the DWP’s plans to close more than 40 processing sites across the UK affect you.
The DWP announced on 17 March plans to close 41 DWP processing offices, many in deprived communities already damaged by government cuts, putting thousands of jobs at risk of redundancy. PCS members have reacted with shock and anger to the DWP’s announcement.
Tell us how you think this decision could affect you by emailing: email@example.com
We will use your comments on social media and in web articles but will change your name.
Don’t miss out on the statutory minimum wage increase
Check if you are eligible for the increase and what to do if your employer is not paying you what you are legally owed.
On 1 April 2022, the government’s statutory minimum wage, the minimum an employee can legally earn in the UK, increased from £8.91 to £9.50 for employees aged 23 and over.
Make sure your employer is paying you the correct wage by using the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage calculator on GOV.UK.
PCS, along with ASLEF, the NUM, and the Bakers Union is supporting a march followed by a rally outside Downing Street on Saturday, 9 April. We expect other unions to join in support.
The demands of the march and rally are an end to the Ukranian war, for the Russian army to withdraw and that all refugees, no matter what their origins, be welcomed into this country.
Members are asked to assemble on the public spaces of Parliament Square from 12 onwards. Following the march, the rally outside Downing street will hear speakers from trade unions, including PCS, and also messages from the Ukrainian trade union movement.
Bring branch banners and encourage other PCS members, colleagues and friends to take part.
Ofsted members have until 5 April to cast their vote in the industrial action ballot about their employer's illogical and unfair return to offices policy.
5 and 7 April, 9am to noon
This course will help reps explore issues to be faced if a union member is diagnosed with cancer, including their rights to time-off, and find out more about cancer in the workplace, its causes and effects.
If you have any queries about this course, email firstname.lastname@example.org
6 April, 12.30-1.30pm
This online session is delivered by the TUC's Skills Officer for the West Midlands, Matt Pointon, and hosted by PCS national learning lead Kim Hendry. It is only open to PCS members in the West Midlands due to the devolution of government funding.
The following courses are running in the next couple of weeks and are available for members to book now.
12 April, 1-2pm
Join our assertiveness online workshop run by experienced employability tutor, Jane Walton, from the Workers' Educational Association.
19 April, 1-2pm
Join our value my skills online workshop run by experienced employability tutor, Jane Walton, from the Workers' Educational Association.
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