Our general secretary Mark Serwotka invites all PCS reps, members and supporters to a Facebook Live event at 7pm on Tuesday (31) where he will outline the next steps in our pay campaign following the ballot result announce on Monday.
PCS members delivered the highest yes vote and turnout in the history of our union. But undemocratic, anti-union strike laws, implemented last year, will prevent strike action.
The ballot will send a strong message to the government that PCS members want a pay rise. However, the new legal requirements mean that unions not only have to show majority support for a strike, but that 50% of those balloted have voted.
Our campaign has made our union stronger, with thousands of new members and hundreds of new reps and advocates. Our members still deserve a pay rise, so the pay campaign will not end with this disappointing result. Our national executive committee met on Tuesday (24 July), and agreed the next steps in the pay campaign.
Ask your question
As ever the success of these Facebook Live events depends on members getting involved and putting their questions to Mark. Our deputy president Fran Heathcote is due to chair the meeting and pose your questions.
So please start emailing your questions to email@example.com