ADC 2018 news

Thursday, 24 May


PCS conference pays tribute to Grenfell victims

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.

Demand for formal central agreement on performance management

PCS will demand the Cabinet Office introduces a formal central agreement on performance management and end the use of appraisal systems to allocate pay.

Cabinet Office urged to renegotiate MyCSP contract terms

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 plan to raise awareness of dangers of air pollution

PCS conference has backed a programme of awareness raising of the dangers of air pollution across the civil service and beyond.

PCS backs plan to support ban on fracking

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

PCS national organising strategy: Building, growing, winning for members

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).

Government condemned over Windrush scandal

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 conference reiterates call for moratorium on Universal Credit roll-out

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 reaffirms commitment to defend the civil service pension scheme

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.

Praise for PCS work towards fairer Scottish benefits system

Our conference today (23) recognised the fantastic work done by PCS in Scotland towards a fairer benefits system for all.

Conference calls for a wide-ranging survey of abuse in the civil service

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.

PCS organising awards: winning reps announced

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.

In defence of health and safety

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.

Tackling indirect discrimination across the civil service

PCS conference has resolved to develop a legal strategy to challenge indirect discrimination wherever it happens across the civil service.


Tuesday, 22 May 

PCS to launch industrial action ballot after overwhelming national conference vote

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.

PCS fringe meeting: Building to win the pay campaign

How to win the most significant ballot PCS has held in years was debated at a packed fringe conference meeting this evening (22).

Mark Serwotka tells PCS to seize the moment on pay

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 pledges to PCS conference to end victimisation of our union

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 resolves to use all available means to defend redundancy pay

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.

Turn the tide against Tory attacks Janice Godrich tells PCS conference

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.

‘Bonkers’ government hubs plan condemned by PCS conference

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.

Lives of former PCS activists remembered

National president Janice Godrich has paid tribute to five PCS activists who have died in the last year.


Conference preview

PCS annual conference 2018: building, growing and winning 

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.

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