Talks with the Cabinet Office have been positive but are unlikely to be enough to end our dispute and we are putting in place plans to get members ready for a ballot in the new year.
The contract has been awarded to Capita after a bidding process and will start in 2025.
Our successful campaign of industrial action won an increased pay remit, £1500 cost-of-living payment and guarantees on redundancy terms. It also forced the Cabinet Office into a series of talks with PCS on pay and staffing.
PCS will challenge the government’s position on pensions in the courts in February 2024.