PCS Blogs

The reality of the pay cap

Ahead of PCS payday protests on Friday (29), MoJ member Sharon blogs about the impact years of civil service pay restraint have had on her and her family and demonstrates why she wants the government to scrap the pay cap and fund inflation-proofing pay increases.

Join the unions’ bloc with PCS in Bristol this Saturday

PCS South West regional secretary James Davies explains why our members are supporting an anti-cuts demonstration in Bristol on Saturday (9).

Striking to save a community lifeline: Southall jobcentre

Ahead of a strike against the closure of Southall jobcentre on Tuesday (12 September) the PCS DWP branch sets out why our members are striking

Campaigning to save Coatbridge Benefits Centre

Ahead of a rally tomorrow (25 August) PCS members at the DWP benefits centre in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire describe how the planned closure of their office will affect their community

Public sector workers deserve a fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work

As part of the PCS campaign to break the 1% public sector pay cap, Lindsey Jones, chair of PCS North Wales North West Revenue and Customs Branch, says that people can see that depriving public servants of a decent pay rise for 7 years is not only unfair, it is counterproductive.

Selling off court fine enforcement would put profit before security

James Davies, PCS campaigns officer for law and justice, says the government's plans to outsource the collection of court fines will put the profits of a private bailiff firm before the safety and security of vulnerable people

Eastern Avenue: tales from the picket line

PCS members based at the jobcentre on Eastern Avenue, Sheffield, have taken a second full week of strike action over the threatened closure of their office this week.  In a blog written by the branch, they tell us what has been happening on the picket line and how members have been responding to the strike.

Durham Miners’ Gala made me feel part of a huge welcoming community

Amy Allen, PCS London young members’ convenor, describes the huge interest in PCS campaigns and amazing camaraderie at the Durham Miners’ Gala

MoD homes privatisation disaster

PCS defence sector group president Chris Dando warns that the mistakes of privatising Ministry of Defence housing are about to be repeated

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