At TUC Congress in Brighton, PCS will be calling for all public sector unions to unite to defeat the 1% public sector pay cap.
In our motion to congress, which runs from Sunday (10) until Wednesday (13), at our fringe meeting on Tuesday (12) lunchtime, on our stand and in our conference booklet we will be highlighting the need to scrap the cap which has been imposed since 2012 and which followed on from 2 years of frozen pay.
After 7 years of pay restraint, and with inflation rising, our members need a pay rise. If we campaign together we have the best chance of breaking the 1% pay cap.
Recent polling by the TUC reveals the extent of support for lifting the public sector pay cap, with an overwhelming majority of the public in favour. A clear majority - 68% - of Conservative voters say they back ending “restrictions on pay increases for public sector workers”.
Our delegation of senior reps, led by PCS president Janice Godrich, will also raise issues around social security, tax justice and Brexit and civil service resourcing, as they speak to a variety of motions and attend various fringe events throughout the course of the 4 days.
You can also find out more about this year's congress by visiting the TUC site.