We all deserve a pay rise is the message PCS is taking to a TUC rally and lobby in Westminster on 17 October, as part of our campaign to scrap the 1% public sector pay cap and achieve fully funded and above inflation pay rises for all public sector workers.
Thousands of people are expected at the rally in Parliament Square from 6.30-8pm to demand an end to the unfair real-terms pay cuts for public service workers, speakers include Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka.
Before the rally, if you have live in a marginal Tory seat - MPs with a majority of less than 2,000 votes - we want you to join the lobby of your MP from 2–6 pm. Contact PCS midlands regional secretary Andrew Lloyd who is coordinating the PCS lobby of MPs.
Attend the joint union London march
A significant number of unions across London, including the Southern and Eastern TUC, have organised a march that will feed into the TUC rally. The march will assemble opposite Downing Street at 5:30pm and will be addressed by speakers from campaigns including the McDonald’s and Picturehouse strikers.
What you can do:
- Attend the London, joint union demonstration and rally on 17 October and encourage your workmates to come along
- Tell the chancellor how the pay cap has affected you using our pay calculator
- Vote yes in the PCS consultative ballot from 9 October - 6 November.
- Join Mark Serwotka’s Facebook Live event on pay at 7pm on 11 October.
- Get in involved our programme of pay activities to “scrap the pay cap”.
- Ask a workmate to join our union.
- Consider making a regular, £2 a month to the PCS Fighting Fund.