New members who join the union before noon on 13 July can still take part in our ballot for industrial action over pay.
PCS members in the civil service and related areas are being balloted for strike action over pay from 18 June to 23 July.
The government has refused to fund more than a 1% pay increase again this year for civil servants. Civil servants in the Scottish government, and staff in the NHS and local councils have all been offered pay rises of above 1%.
A strong yes vote in our ballot will give us a mandate and strengthen our position in talks, so the more members that vote for action the more the government has to treat us with respect and fairly. We won’t however call industrial action without consulting with members first.
If you want to have your say and show the government that you have had enough, join PCS today and vote in the ballot.
What you can do
The easiest way to join is online, but you can also call our Membership Department on 0207 801 2670.
The deadline for new members to join and be included in the ballot is noon on Friday, 13 July.
Procedures are in place for new members joining throughout the balloting period to be included in the ballot and therefore there is no need to make a separate request for a ballot paper.
Replacement ballot papers
If existing members have not yet received a ballot paper, they should contact the PCS balloting office to request a replacement ballot paper by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 0207 801 2810. You will need to give your membership or national insurance number and your ballot address, including postcode.
The deadline for requesting a replacement ballot paper is noon on Monday 16 July.
You can support the PCS pay campaign by:
- Signing up to become a PCS Advocate to help us win the pay rise you and your colleagues deserve
- Voting yes in the pay ballot
- Attending PCS meetings at your workplace
- Persuading non-members to join PCS now to back our campaign for fair pay
- Downloading and signing the petition to Cabinet Office minister David Lidington to say you support our 5% pay claim.
- Using and sharing the PCS pay calculator.