29 June – show your support for the ballot

18 Jun 2018

Show you’ve voted yes in the pay ballot on our next day of payday activities on 29 June.

Our next round of payday activities is happening 11 days after the start of our pay ballot which seeks to force the government into paying our members in the civil service and related grades a fully-funded 5% pay rise. We’re encouraging members to use the I’ve voted yes photo opp cards to pose for photos, post them on social media and email them to editor@pcs.org.uk

To help raise the profile of the day we’d also like you to invite your MP to come along to your protest and show their support for our strike ballot and pay claim by posing for an I’ve voted yes selfie. Ask your rep, branch or PCS regional centre for the I’ve voted yes materials, if you don’t have any. Urge your colleagues to record their vote on our 'I've voted' web form. 

We need all reps, members and associate and retired members to help to get the vote out so we smash the government’s 50% legal ballot turnout threshold.

We are currently in pay talks with the Cabinet Office. A decisive yes vote will strengthen our hand in the talks and give negotiators a clear mandate from members. At our latest pay meeting the government refused to fund more than a 1% pay increase this year, with anything higher paid for by even more cuts.

Look out for your paper

Look out for your ballot paper arriving by post and as soon as you receive vote yes, put it in the pre-paid envelope and return it to the independent scrutineers. Once you’ve voted urge your colleagues to vote yes, too.

We’re also urging members to get more involved in PCS by signing up colleagues who aren’t in the union – if they join before noon on 13 July they can vote in the ballot – and also registering to become a PCS Advocate. We’d also like you to complete a simple web form to tell us that you’ve voted.

Our members deserve a fair pay rise to make up for years of pay restraint. The question they will be asked in the postal ballot is: are you prepared to take part in strike action?

This is the time to step up our activity in the workplace. Together, with strength and unity, let’s win the ballot and show the government we mean business.

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