Anger at pay freeze pushes petition past 100000 signatures

27 Nov 2020

Widespread anger over the public sector pay freeze has seen the PCS petition for fair pay for UK government workers surge past 100,000 signatures.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the freeze in public sector pay in the government spending review on Wednesday (25). And PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka said the freeze left civil servants and other public sector staff feeling a deep sense of betrayal. And since then more 10,000 additional people have signed our petition. Now that it has past the 100,000 mark it must be considered for a parliamentary debate.

A pay freeze is a slap in the face for millions of public sector workers who have worked hard to keep vital services running during the pandemic.

PCS called for a meeting on pay of all public sector workers at the TUC, which will take place on 7 December, because this is an issue for people in so many different parts of society.

We thank all our members and supporters who have signed and shared our petition, showing their strength of feeling over pay after suffering over a decade of pay restraint.

However, we don’t stop now. We want all members to sign the petition. And we want as many activists as possible to help us encourage our members to sign it. Aside from talking to work colleagues and friends, activists can sign up to volunteer to help contact members.

Our activists will be contacting members again this weekend so members should expect a text from PCS.

How to volunteer

If you would be willing to get involved in texting, please complete the sign up form and we will be in contact to make sure you can set up a CallHUb account and receive the necessary briefing and training.

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