Thursday, 24 May
A minute’s silence was held at conference this morning in memory of the 72 people who died at Grenfell after a powerful speech from PCS vice president Zita Holbourne.
PCS will demand the Cabinet Office introduces a formal central agreement on performance management and end the use of appraisal systems to allocate pay.
The Cabinet Office will be urged to renegotiate the terms of the MyCSP contract after PCS conference heard members are still experiencing constant frustration at delays and misinformation from the pensions service.
PCS conference has backed a programme of awareness raising of the dangers of air pollution across the civil service and beyond.
A renewed focus on climate change has been agreed at conference, including a support on a fracking ban and pushing for a Just Transition Act.
Wednesday, 23 May
The PCS strategy to build and grow our union so that we can win for our members was debated and endorsed by delegates to our annual conference in Brighton today (23).
PCS conference condemned the government for detaining, deporting and denying access to services, such as the NHS, to members of the Windrush Generation who have lived, worked and paid taxes in the UK for decades.
PCS will continue to call for a moratorium on the roll-out of UC and continue our campaign for a universal social security system following a debate at our union’s conference today (23).
PCS conference resolved today (23) to defend the civil service pension scheme and other public service pension schemes and stay at the forefront of the fight for security and dignity in older age.
Our conference today (23) recognised the fantastic work done by PCS in Scotland towards a fairer benefits system for all.
A PCS rep spoke movingly of her own experiences of sexual harassment and assault while urging conference to support a wide ranging survey of abuse in the civil service.
The hard work and dedication of our reps has been recognised in our national organising awards presented today (23) during PCS annual delegate conference in Brighton.
PCS will launch a vigorous defence of the rights of health and safety representatives in the face of new threats from the Trade Union Act.
PCS conference has resolved to develop a legal strategy to challenge indirect discrimination wherever it happens across the civil service.
Tuesday, 22 May
PCS members in the civil service and related areas will be balloted for strike action over pay, which could see 150,000 workers walk out this summer.
How to win the most significant ballot PCS has held in years was debated at a packed fringe conference meeting this evening (22).
Seize the moment and vote for industrial action on pay was the message from PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka as he delivered the union’s annual report to conference today (22).
John McDonnell was given a standing ovation by delegates at this year’s PCS annual conference after a speech in which he vowed a socialist Labour government will end the victimisation the union has suffered at the hands of the Tories.
PCS will use all available campaigning means to defending our members’ redundancy pay entitlements from the government’s latest attacks, our union’s conference delegates have resolved.
Janice Godrich opened her 17th annual conference as PCS President this afternoon with a rousing speech urging members to continue turning the tide against Tory attacks.
A campaign to fight a “bonkers” plan to close scores of local HMRC and DWP offices and move thousands of workers to regional hubs was unanimously agreed at conference this afternoon.
National president Janice Godrich has paid tribute to five PCS activists who have died in the last year.
Our group and national conferences take place in Brighton from Monday (23 May) to Thursday next week, when delegates meet to agree our union's priorities for the next 12 months.