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.
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.
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.
On Monday I spoke at an event — organised by Labour and alongside several other trade unions representing public sector workers — on the impact of cuts to public services and our safety and security.
Next week sees PCS’s annual delegate conference (ADC) in Brighton. This year’s conference comes in the midst of a snap general election, and one with the clearest choice for decades; from economic policy, to taxation, to public services, the Conservatives and Labour offer fundamentally different approaches.