Heart Unions Week: love PCS and hate the pay cap

08 Feb 2018

We’re asking all PCS members and supporters to show their love for our union and hatred of the pay cap during Heart Unions week, which starts on Monday (12 February).

We are planning events across the UK throughout the week to support our pay campaign and promote our union. Events include:

12 February


11am onwards – rally outside McDonald's, 22/24 Old Market, in support of the growing voice of McDonald’s workers as they stand up for dignity in work

PCS is also highlighting the TUC's Fair Pay For Public Servants campaign. Public service unions have been winning the argument on a fair pay settlement, after eight years of real-terms pay cuts. Now we need to keep up the pressure for real action and genuine new funding.


Noon to 2pm – public sector rally outside Sheffield Town Hall.

Speakers include PCS regional chair and NEC member Marion Lloyd

14 February


7.30am leafleting as part of a joint PCS and UNISON recruitment outside Quarry House, followed by a stall on site from noon to 2pm.

15 February

Benton Park View

Noon pay protest outside the main gates at Benton Park View.

Get involved

PCS is campaigning for a 5% pay increase for all workers in the civil service. Since 2010, the average pay of a civil servant has fallen by £5,000 when compared to inflation.

Show your support by using the PCS pay calculator which shows how much civil servants have lost as a direct result of seven years of the 1% pay cap and freeze.

Email your result to the government and write it on one of the PCS photo opp cards. You can get a card from your rep or download one from our pay campaign page.

Pose for a group photo with your photo opp cards and send your photos to PCS - editor@pcs.org.uk  – share them on social media and we will also publish pictures from across the UK on Facebook and Twitter.

Talk to your colleagues about why they should get involved in the pay campaign and if they’re not a PCS member ask them to join. The more people in the union at your workplace, the stronger it is.

Join PCS. Join the campaign for fair pay.

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