We are heading to the North East for our latest Facebook Live event at 5pm tomorrow (10) when PCS president Janice Godrich is answering our questions on our pay ballot.
Janice will explain all you need to know about the PCS pay campaign to a live audience at the event at Innisfree Sports and Social Club in Longbenton, Newcastle. You can help make the event a success by sending in your questions and joining the live broadcast.
There are 2 weeks to go in the PCS postal pay ballot but if you’ve lost your ballot paper or haven’t received one, don’t delay email firstname.lastname@example.org today with either your membership number or National Insurance number and your ballot address including postcode. These details are essential when requesting a replacement ballot paper.
Every vote counts in this ballot as the government’s laws on balloting mean for it to be legal 50% of those eligible to vote in the civil service and related grades must do so. Not voting is effectively an endorsement of the government’s paltry, below inflation 1-1.5% 2018-19 pay rise and a vote for yet another year of pay restraint.
We want all eligible members to vote yes to support our claim for a fully-funded 5% pay rise which will start to redress the balance after years of 0-1% pay rises. Vote yes, post your paper in your nearest post box and then record that you’ve voted on our web form.
Our Facebook Live events have proved very popular with our members and supporters with tens of thousands of people tuning in for previous events. Last week, PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka answered questions live on Facebook and told members to vote in their thousands to ensure that we get some justice on pay.
Questions at previous events have covered:
- strike pay
- fixed-term contract workers
- why the pay claim was set at 5%
- pay progression
- national pay bargaining
- and how local organisations can help with our campaign.
Maybe you want to know how to help to get the yes vote out in the ballot, which runs until 23 July, or have a question about the Treasury pay remit, published without consultation late last month.
Your questions will make the event a success.
Let us know where you work and why you and your colleagues deserve a pay rise.
PCS members can support our pay campaign by:
- Signing up to become a PCS Advocate to help us win the pay rise
- Attending PCS meetings
- Recording their vote in our online form
- Persuading non-members to join PCS now to back our campaign for fair pay
- Using the hashtag #PCSVoteYes
- Adding a Facebook frame to your page to say you're voting yes
- Adding an I'm voting yes image to your Twitter profile