Join PCS pay consultation meetings in your area

08 Jan 2019

PCS members have your say on our pay campaign at meetings and rallies taking place across the UK starting on Monday (14).

Permanent secretaries and the Cabinet Office betrayed their staff on pay by secretly agreeing to limit pay increases. Disgracefully they argued our members should get less money for their hard work. This was the shocking revelation from the court case taken by PCS and other civil service unions in October.

The PCS national executive committee has agreed a campaign strategy for our 2019 pay campaign. NEC members agreed to:

The NEC wants all branches, groups, equality forums and members to take part in our online consultation on our civil service pay strategy for 2019, which runs until 25 January 2019.

The NEC is proposing that our demands on pay in 2019 consist of:

  1. A cost of living pay increase for all workers in the civil service of 8-10% (figure to be finalised following the consultation) with a significant underpin.
  2. A Living Wage of £10 an hour nationally and £11.55 in London.
  3. National bargaining on pay across the UK civil service.
  4. Equal pay and coherence of pay and terms and conditions across those areas.

If we do not receive a positive response from the Cabinet Office on our pay demands, the NEC proposes that we hold an industrial action ballot next March on the following basis:

  1. The scope of the ballot is the UK Civil Service (exact coverage to be finalised following the consultation).
  2. That bargaining areas with members outside that definition are consulted about whether they would wish to pursue separate disputes on the same campaign timetable.
  3. That the ballot will run from the beginning of March to finish by 10 April, 2019 (start date to be finalised following the consultation).

A special NEC will take place in early February 2019 to consider the results of the consultation and take final decisions on the campaign.

Look at the dates below to see what’s happening in your area, if there is nothing listed where you live contact your nearest PCS regional hub as more events are being planned.


14 January

Birmingham

12.30-1.30pm

PCS Office, Unit 7, Holt Court, Heneage Street West, Aston, Birmingham B7 4AX

To book your place email midsregion@pcs.org.uk

Carlisle

12.30pm

Venue to be confirmed

To book your place email northern@pcs.org.uk


16 January

Leeds

12.30pm

Room 4, PCS Regional Office, Town Centre House, Merrion Centre, Leeds LS2 8LY

To book your place email leeds@pcs.org.uk


17 January

Ipswich

12-2pm

Unite Office 11-13 Arcade St, Ipswich IP1 1EX

To book your place email eastern@pcs.org.uk

Liverpool

Time to be confirmed

The Brain Charity 
Norton Street 
Liverpool
L3 8LR

To register your interest email nwrc@pcs.org.uk


18 January

Middlesbrough

Noon

1st floor meeting room, St Mary Centre, Corporation Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 2RW

To book your place email northern@pcs.org.uk


21 January

Bristol  

12.30pm-1.30pm

PCS south west office
2nd floor, Tony Benn House,
Victoria Street,
Bristol BS1 6AY

Peterborough

12-2pm

PCS Eastern Office, 2nd Floor, 15 Church Walk, Peterborough PE1 2TP

To book your place email Eastern@pcs.org.uk


23 January

Gloucester

12.30-1.30pm

Unite the Union, Pullman Court, Great Western Rd, Gloucester GL1 3ND

To book your place email southwestregion@pcs.org.uk


24 January

Dundee

12-2pm

Caird Hall, City Square, Dundee, DD1 3BG 

To book your place email scotland@pcs.org.uk

Leicester

12.30-1.30pm

Grimson Room, Secular Hall, 75 Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 1WB

To book your place email midsregion@pcs.org.uk

Manchester

12.30pm

Unison NW Office, Arena Point, 1 Hunts Bank, Manchester, M3 1UN

To book your place email nwrc@pcs.org.uk

Plymouth rescheduled from 16 January

12.30pm

Unite the Union, 2 Harbour Avenue, Plymouth PL4 0BJ

To book your place email southwestregion@pcs.org.uk

Swansea pay rally

Guest speaker PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka

12.30pm 

Samlet Social Club, 72 Samlet Road, Llansamlet, Swansea SA7 9AG

To book your place email wales@pcs.org.uk

Wrexham 
12.30pm

33 King Street, Wrexham LL11 1HR    

To book your place email wales@pcs.org.uk


25 January

Cardiff

12.30pm

Cardiff PCS offices, Unite building, 1 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9HA

To book your place email wales@pcs.org.uk

PCS HQ Clapham Junction

1pm-2pm

160 Falcon Road, London, SW11 2LN

To book your place email LondonSE@pcs.org.uk

Edinburgh

12-2pm

St Augustine’s United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL

To book your place email scotland@pcs.org.uk


28 January

Canary Wharf

12.30-2pm venue to be confirmed

NEC speaker Hector Wesley

To book your place email LondonSE@pcs.org.uk

Glasgow

12-2pm

PCS Scotland Office, 145 West Regent Street Glasgow G2 2SG

To book your place email scotland@pcs.org.uk

London 

6pm-7.30pm

Civil Service Club, Great Scotland Yard, Westminster, London SW1A 2HJ

To book your place email LondonSE@pcs.org.uk

Nottingham

12.30-1.30pm

Arkwright Room, Apex Court, City Link , Nottingham NG1 1GP

To book your place email midsregion@pcs.org.uk 

Preston - rescheduled from 16 January

12.30pm

NEC speaker Paula Brown

Gujarat Hindu Society, South Meadow Lane PR1 8JN

To book your place email nwrc@pcs.org.uk

Sheffield

12.30pm

Room 3, Central United Reform Church, 60 Norfolk St, Sheffield S1 2JB

To book your place email leeds@pcs.org.uk


30 January

Birmingham

Guest speaker PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka 

9.30am  

For more information and to book your place email midsregion@pcs.org.uk

Liverpool 

Guest speaker PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka 

pm 

For more information and to book your place email nwrc@pcs.org.uk

Portsmouth

12:30-2pm 

Room F, Portsmouth Central Library, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2DX

To book your place email LondonSE@pcs.org.uk


31 January

Newcastle pay rally

Guest speaker PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka

12.30pm

PCS Regional Office, Unite House, John Dobson Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 8TW

To book your place email Northern@pcs.org.uk

Reading

12.30pm-2pm

Watlington House, 44 Watlington Street, Reading, RG1 4RJ

To book your place email LondonSE@pcs.org.uk


1 February

Belfast

Noon-1pm

Belfast Youth Action, 14 College Square North, Belfast BT1 6AS

To book your place email belfast@pcs.org.uk

1-2pm 

Belfast Youth Action, 14 College Square North, Belfast BT1 6AS

To book your place email belfast@pcs.org.uk


5 February

Southend on Sea

12-2pm

SAVS (Southend Association of Voluntary Services), 29/31 Alexander Street, Southend on Sea, SS1 1BW

To book your place email eastern@pcs.org.uk

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