Show your love for the PCS pay campaign and your hatred of the civil service pay cap during Heart Unions Week which runs from 11-17 February.
Last week the civil service told us that only 1% is available to fund pay rises this year, unless our members agree to sell their hard-won terms and conditions for higher pay. In response our NEC has launched our union’s pay claim of 10% for all workers in the civil service and announced it will run an industrial action ballot if the Cabinet Office fails to meet our demands by 18 February. It is therefore an ideal time for all PCS members to get involved in our pay campaign. Since 2010, the average pay of a civil servant has fallen by £5,000 when compared to inflation.
The TUC’s HeartUnions week is all about building a stronger movement. So we want as many PCS members to get involved as possible to support our pay campaign and recruit new members to our union.
We have emailed all members for whom we hold a personal email address this week asking them to volunteer to help with specific tasks during the ballot.
We need members to:
- Make sure their details are up to date
- Register to be a PCS Advocate
- Talk to other members about the campaign
- Recruit new members
- Hand out leaflets at work
- Take part in an organised phone bank to help get the vote out
- Attend a pay event
- Like our union’s Facebook page.
Support Engie and Aramark strikers
The more people in the union at your workplace, the stronger it is. Your voice has more weight when you join with colleagues and speak together.
This is exemplified by our members who work as cleaners, security guards, porters, receptionists, post room staff and caterers who are staging a 24-hour strike on Wednesday and Thursday (13-14) in a London Living Wage dispute with employers by Engie and Aramark who are both contractors for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
It’s our members’ commitment and involvement that will make our national pay campaign a success. Heart Unions Week is an idea time for you to volunteer and fight for the 10% pay rise all civil workers deserve.
We also really want to hear why you love being active in PCS and why you hate the pay cap, email firstname.lastname@example.org