A breakthrough deal to improve job security and guard against privatisation has received overwhelming support.
Members of the public were warned to avoid taking to the seas over the August bank holiday as coastguards launched a 48 hour strike over pay.
A one day strike by PCS members in the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has caused widespread disruption to driving tests and forced many local offices to close or offer a severely restricted service.
PCS members working in Scotland's central government departments took two days' strike action this summer in protest at their employer's pay policy.
After nine years of campaigning, the coroner has agreed that an inquest into the death of PCS member Jay Abatan will be held next year.