To mark the start of the PCS pay ballot our general secretary Mark Serwotka is broadcasting live via Facebook from a reps’ pay meeting in Liverpool at 12.30pm on Wednesday (20).
Our latest Facebook Live event comes at a crucial stage in our pay campaign as our pay ballot opened today (18). It is vital that all eligible members vote yes for a fully-funded 5% pay rise and send a powerful message to the government.
The ballot runs until 23 July.
Watch Facebook Live
Let us know where you work and why you and your colleagues deserve a pay rise.
Strengthen our hand
We are currently in pay talks with the Cabinet Office. A decisive yes vote will strengthen our hand in the talks and give negotiators a clear mandate from members.
Because of new trade union laws, to win the statutory ballot we need more than 50% of our total membership to vote. Voting can only take place by post.
It is vitally important that we achieve the 50% margin to give the union a strong mandate to proceed with our campaign.
The question members in the civil service and related areas will be asked in the postal ballot is: Are you prepared to take part in strike action?
We deserve a pay rise, our members know that, their families know that. Let’s ensure that in 2018 the government is forced to give them what they deserve.