PCS at Labour party conference – social security reform and fight against austerity

20 Sep 2018

PCS is hosting two key events at this year’s Labour party conference in Liverpool.

Fighting Austerity Now - Working for a Corbyn-led Labour government, is a mass rally which takes place on Monday evening (24 September) between 7-9pm and will include speakers from DPAC and We Own It, as well as shadow ministers Richard Burgon, Marsha de Cordova and shadow chancellor John McDonnell. PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka will also address the rally, which takes place in Hanger 34 (L1 0BS), Liverpool, with PCS President Janice Godrich compering proceedings.

This event is bringing together activists and politicians from across the movement who believe that austerity will only be eradicated in the event of a Corbyn-led government. This event is open to all PCS members and activists as well as the public.

Location: Hanger 34, 34 Greenland Street, Liverpool, L1 0BS

Pay Bar at venue.  Open to all.

Social security

On Tuesday (25 September) lunchtime, within the conference zone, PCS is hosting a fringe meeting focusing on social security which will be chaired by Labour NEC member Claudia Webbe and include contributions from shadow chancellor John McDonnell, shadow work and pensions secretary Margaret Greenwood and PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka.

The fringe; social security under Labour – why we need fundamental change, will mark the beginning of discussions within PCS to promote a radical and reformed social security system which will benefit service users as well as PCS DWP members across the UK. With the Tory flagship welfare reform, Universal Credit, creating abject poverty for families, the disabled and most vulnerable, PCS is embarking on an extensive research project working with members and front-line staff to formulate a valid alternative to the current system and a social security system which works for all.

Location: Conference zone, Echo Arena, ACC Room, Auditorium 1C

Refreshments Provided. Conference pass required to attend.

A number of PCS speakers, including Mark Serwotka and our vice president Zita Holbourne, are involved in We are The World Transformed - a 4-day (22-24 September) politics, arts and music festival running alongside the Labour party conference.

Follow the meetings on Twitter through  the PCS account and hashtags #Lab18 and #PCSTellHammond

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