14 December 2021

Remember to vote in the Care Quality Commission ballot

PCS members who work for the CQC are being consulted on possible industrial action over pay.

The Care Quality Commission is an “arm’s length body” bound by the civil service pay guidelines and rules.

Over the last year CQC members, as key workers, have shown how indispensable they are as part of our health and care systems, with many often putting their own health and safety at risk.

The pay offer members have received for 2021 amounts to a pay freeze for most staff with only a £250 payment for those earning less than £24,000 per annum. This is inadequate, which is why PCS members are considering taking strike action.  Unison has already indicated that they are to hold a statutory ballot of their members for industrial action.

The online ballot opened on 3 December and closes at 12 noon on Friday 17 December.

It is important that you use to vote to show how you feel about the pay offer and to strengthen our voice with management to take the pay campaign forward.