The upcoming general election will shape the United Kingdom for generations to come and, whoever wins, the implications for the union and your working life will be huge.
PCS general secretary, Mark was first elected to the post in December 2000. He was re-elected in 2005, 2009 and again in 2014.
A former clerical officer in the old DHSS, Mark is unique among his peers in other unions having come straight from the shop floor.
Mark is a member of the TUC general council.
Young workers are at the heart of the changing world of work and it’s vital they have a strong union movement behind them. That’s why one week into the TUC Young Workers’ month, it’s been hugely encouraging to read and listen to the experiences of young PCS members
In much the same way the student protests in 2010 kick-started the anti-austerity movement, let’s hope today’s brave young climate activists can be the catalysts for change once again. In the quest for climate justice, the combination of young people and workers will be unstoppable.
With a snap election looking more likely by the day, the time for dismissing Boris Johnson as a gaff-prone buffoon is over. The trade union movement needs to be ready for a contest that will define our country for generations to come.
I was recently listening to the Today programme on Radio 4 and the guests were discussing reports that Theresa May’s closest advisers were struggling to decide on what her legacy should be. I am more than happy to offer my advice.
Yet again civil and public servants have been monumentally betrayed on pay and pensions. But PCS is more determined than ever to right these wrongs.
PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka defends the role of Home Office staff and criticises government immigration policies which have led directly to the Windrush scandal. This article originally appeared in The Guardian.
Today we are launching a crucial ballot of public sector workers as part of our campaign to end the 1% pay cap, and secure pay increases for PCS members. We have been campaigning against the pay cap since it was introduced and I am proud we have fought austerity pay from the beginning.
You can’t make those policies popular, no one will vote for them, it’s electoral suicide. So goes the mantra when you argue for proper funding for our public services and those who work in them.
We have seen a fundamental shift in British politics at this general election. For the first time in decades there was a clear choice between what the two main parties were offering.