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Many activists and advice workers believe Universal Credit is not fit for purpose

Colin Hampton, co-ordinator of the Derbyshire Unemployed Workers’ Centres, calls on the government to pause and fix Universal Credit (UC) as its full digital roll-out takes place throughout 2018

Unions and LGBT+ rights: a proud history that still matters today

Dr Peter Purton, LGBT rights campaigner, trade unionist and author of new book Champions of Equality: trade unions and LGBT rights in Britain, highlights the critical role of trade unions in the struggle for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans rights in the UK

Support Derbyshire Unemployed Workers’ Centres

Colin Hampton, co-ordinator of the Derbyshire Unemployed Workers’ Centres, calls on PCS members to support the centres, which provide free and independent welfare rights advice and representation, which have been targeted for large-scale funding cuts by Tory Derbyshire County Council

Mutual benefits conference – combatting the government’s attacks on claimants and workers

A conference organised by Unite Community, London Unemployed Strategies and PCS DWP London region which brought together claimants and DWP workers to discuss ways of working together to combat the government’s attacks on claimants and workers, writes Tony Reay, PCS DWP London regional secretary

How does the Bank of England base rate rise affect your mortgage?

Caroline Barrett, affinity relations manager for PCS partner, financial advice firm, Lighthouse Group PLC, assesses how the Bank of England’s decision to double its base rate, from 0.25% to 0.5% affects your mortgage.

Why I am on strike next week in DVSA

One of our reps in the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency tells us why he and his colleagues are taking strike action.

Universal Credit’s broken promises

Lizzie Flew, senior communications and campaigns officer at Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), says that Universal Credit will achieve neither of the government's professed goals of reducing poverty and offering greater rewards from work

Vote yes to start living

PCS member Reeta Mahey shares why she’s voting yes in the PCS consultative pay ballot which runs until noon on Monday (6 November).

50 years on it's time to remove abortion from criminal law

PCS NEC member Karen Watts argues that 50 years after the Abortion Act 1967 was passed, it's time to remove abortion from criminal law

PCS member Jordan is a member of PCS Proud who identifies as asexual

Following PCS Proud’s decision to include asexuality in its constitution, PCS member Jordan shares why this move was welcome news for asexual members like him

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