PCS is urging all members to get involved in our Big Pay Petition Day on 30 April to continue to put pressure on the government as we await its response to our pay claim.
30 April is our Big Pay Petition Day when members will sign A4 petitions, which should then be pasted to a single large placard and used in photo opportunities with the maximum number of members taking part. You can download and print a petition and ask your colleagues to sign it or ask your workplace rep for a copy to sign. Once everyone has signed your workplace petition take a group photo outside your workplace and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
PCS communications will then publish your photos on our social media channels. We then want you to keep your petition and bring it to PCS annual delegate conference in Brighton next month.
You can keep up the pressure on the government by encouraging your friends and colleagues at work to take part in PCS pay activities and protest events in the coming weeks and months.
We met the government for pay talks just before Easter and ministers have undertaken to write to us by mid-April with their response to our pay claim of:
• A fully-funded 5% pay rise
• A Living Wage of £10 an hour
• pay equality across the civil service
• A common pay and grading structure.
We hope they talk and agree to our pay claim but if not we need be ready to campaign, to ballot and to achieve pay justice this year.
We need all members to get involved in our union, attend the pay protests on 30 April and help their branch get ready for a statutory ballot on pay if the government fails to meet our demands. Talk to your colleagues about getting involved in our pay campaign, sign up non-members to PCS and log into the membership section of our website to ensure your personal details, including ballot address are correct.
We also want to see thousands of PCS members registering to join the TUC march in London on 12 May.
What you can do
- Show a non-member the PCS pay calculator and ask them to join PCS and support our pay claim
- Talk to members face-to-face in your branch
- Sign up to go to the TUC march in London on 12 May
- Share your pay story with email@example.com
- Use our pay calculator – it takes 3 minutes – and share your results with Cabinet Office minister David Lidington
- Sign the new pay petition to David Lidington
- Read more about our pay campaign.