Join our big payday zoom rally

18 Jan 2021

With the 2021 pay freeze announced by the government looming PCS is holding a series of regional and nation meetings on Friday 29 January to update members in the civil service on the campaign.

These meetings will take place over the lunchtime period by zoom.

Region/Nation

Start time

PCS speaker

MP

Scotland

12

Mark Serwotka

Chris Stephens

Northern

12

Fran Heathcote

Kate Osborne

North West

12

John Moloney

Paula Barker

Eastern

12

Jackie Green

Rachel Hopkins

Northern Ireland

12

Kevin McHugh

Claire Hanna & Stephen Farry

Midlands

1

Zita Holbourne

Zarah Sultana

London

1

Fran Heathcote

John McDonnell

South West

1

John Moloney

Kerry McCarthy

Wales

1

Mark Serwotka

Beth Winter

Yorks and Humber

1

Martin Cavanagh

Richard Burgon 

 

The meetings will hear an update from a senior PCS speaker and there will be opportunity for members to ask questions about the campaign. Each meeting will have an MP present who will outline what has been done in parliament to date to support PCS and respond to members views.

In late November the pay petition launched by PCS President Fran Heathcote reached 100,000 signatures. This led to a debate in Parliament in early December. In advance of this debate over 600 MPs were emailed by PCS on behalf of over 7,000 members who had asked to be included in the mass emails. To date 156 MPs have replied to the emails and a few local meetings have taken place with the MPs.

In the debate no MPs from the government party attended apart from the junior minister from the Treasury who was obliged to respond to the points made by Labour and SNP MPs. Read a report of the debate.

The government have also failed to reply to a letter from 19 cross party MPs where they requested a meeting with the chancellor about civil service pay. The pay rallies will discuss what more members can do to press the government on these important issues.  

PCS members in the civil service will be emailed about these meetings this week. If you are a member and do not get emails from us please register your email address on PCS Digital

For more information contact campaigns@pcs.org.uk 

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