4 March 2022

Still time to vote in the ballot

Request a replacement ballot by 11 March if you haven’t yet voted.

We are holding a national consultative ballot for all our public sector members from 14 February to 21 March. The ballot asks members whether they support our campaign demands, which include a 10% cost-of-living pay rise and pensions justice, and whether they would be prepared to take industrial action if those demands are not met. 

The average PCS member is £2,300 a year worse off since 2011 because of pay freezes and caps and their living standards have fallen by around 20%. In addition, members are overpaying an average of £500 on their pension contributions because of the government’s unlawful actions.

It is important that you vote to strengthen our negotiating position.

The ballot is not a strike ballot but may lead to a statutory industrial action ballot if there is support.

Replacement votes

The consultative ballot is electronic and voting is by email. If you do not have a personal email address registered with us you should have received a ballot paper in the post.

The ballot is being administered by independent scrutineers and the email will come from pcs@cesvotes.com. If you have not received an e-mail from them with your voting link a replacement can be requested by e-mailing balloting@pcs.org.uk. Please check your junk/spam folder before asking for a replacement. The email must include your 8 digit membership number which starts with a “P” and can be found on any email you have received from us.

The deadline for requesting a replacement ballot email is noon, on Friday, 11 March.