16 June 2022

What's On? 20 June - 26 June

Next week, PCS is running a series of strike school sessions. This training is are open to all members who wish to help prepare for the forthcoming ballot. 

Ask your MP to support our claim for fair pay for OCS staff

PCS members employed by OCS on the HMCTS security contract are currently in dispute with their employer over pay, terms and conditions.

ballot for industrial action will open on Thursday (16 June). OCS is an accredited living wage employer and has committed to pay its workers £11.05 in London and £9.90 outside the capital, however it is refusing to meet our demands for the payment of the real living wage.


Protest at Stormont to demand urgent action on cost-of living crisis

Workers and their families are bearing the brunt of the cost-of-living crisis as we emerge from the pandemic, where for so many workers, work simply does not pay.

As part of a series of initiatives the Northern Ireland Committee of the Irish Congress of Trades Unions is calling on union members to make their united voices heard loudly on 25 June.

Union members are asked to assemble at the main gate on the Upper Newtownards Road entrance of the Stormont estate at noon. There will then be a 1-mile march up to Stormont at 12.30pm followed by a rally and speeches by union activists.


Protest the Tories' summer fundraiser at the V&A

Join the PCS V&A branch outside the V&A Museum from 6pm on Monday 20 June to tell the Tories that a 2% pay rise for public sector workers is not enough.

With double digit inflation and a cost-of-living crisis, the Tory government’s solution is a 2-3% pay rise for public sector workers.

Meet outside the museum at 6pm on Monday 20 June.

Become a member of PCS today to join the fight for better pay and a properly funded Culture Sector.


PCS pledges to continue to fight DWP cuts as voluntary redundancy scheme launched

PCS is demanding DWP staff are allowed to work from home to deliver essential services rather than lose their jobs in the communities that they currently serve as the department launches a voluntary redundancy scheme.

This morning the department has summoned staff at risk of redundancy to meetings where they have been told that a voluntary redundancy scheme is being launched today for those who are at risk of redundancy as a result of the office closure programme following 1-2-1s. PCS is fundamentally opposed to the launch of the VR scheme. We do not accept the DWP rationale for closing these offices and do not feel that enough effort has been put into identifying redeployment opportunities for members whose offices are closing.

You can help support our campaign for jobs, services and communities by signing our petition and writing to your MP.

The more people who are in PCS. the stronger we are. Please recruit your colleagues who are not yet PCS members, they can join in minutes online.  


PCS Strike School (Eastern)

20 June: 5pm -7pm

Sessions will last a maximum of 2 hours and will cover planning; overcoming barriers; contacting members; organising tools and tactics.
Facilities time is not available for these sessions – we are discussing how to win an industrial action ballot.


Neurodiversity in the Workplace stage 1

21June - 22 June: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Some people are autistic, dyslexic, dyspraxic, ADHD, or another atypical condition. PCS fights for all members - especially those who face disadvantage and discrimination in the workplace, and in wider society. Opportunities need to be widened and support strengthened, not cut back under the excuse of 'austerity'.
Sign up for out two day course and become a PCS Neurodiversity Champion.


PCS Strike School (Midlands)

21 June: 5pm - 7pm

Sessions will last a maximum of 2 hours and will cover planning; overcoming barriers; contacting members; organising tools and tactics.
Facilities time is not available for these sessions – we are discussing how to win an industrial action ballot.


PCS Strike School (London and South East)

22 June: 5pm - 7pm

The key to a stronger PCS is greater participation by members in the day-to-day running of the union at the local level. If you are willing to help out a little come along to this session to talk about how you can play a role in your union as a workplace advocate.


PCS Strike School (North West)

22 June: 12pm - 2pm

Sessions will last a maximum of 2 hours and will cover planning; overcoming barriers; contacting members; organising tools and tactics.

Facilities time is not available for these sessions – we are discussing how to win an industrial action ballot.


PCS Strike School (Northern)

22 June: 12pm - 2pm

Sessions will last a maximum of 2 hours and will cover planning; overcoming barriers; contacting members; organising tools and tactics.
Facilities time is not available for these sessions – we are discussing how to win an industrial action ballot.


PCS Strike School (Northern)

23 June: 5pm - 7pm

Sessions will last a maximum of 2 hours and will cover planning; overcoming barriers; contacting members; organising tools and tactics.
Facilities time is not available for these sessions – we are discussing how to win an industrial action ballot.


Advocates 1 -  Eastern, London and the South East

23 June: 12pm - 1pm

The key to a stronger PCS is greater participation by members in the day-to-day running of the union at the local level. If you are willing to help out a little come along to this session to talk about how you can play a role in your union as a workplace advocate.


PCS Strike School (London and South East)

23 June: 4pm - 6pm

Sessions will last a maximum of 2 hours and will cover planning; overcoming barriers; contacting members; organising tools and tactics.
Facilities time is not available for these sessions – we are discussing how to win an industrial action ballot.


PCS Strike School (London and South East)

25 June: 10am - 12pm

Sessions will last a maximum of 2 hours and will cover planning; overcoming barriers; contacting members; organising tools and tactics.
Facilities time is not available for these sessions – we are discussing how to win an industrial action ballot.


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