To coincide with ballot papers arriving through the post for our consultative ballot on pay, our general secretary Mark Serwotka is holding a Facebook Live event on pay at 7pm on 11 October.
Our exciting online question and answer session will hear Mark outline our pay campaign, describe the impact of 7 years of pay restraint on our members and the need for the labour movement to unite to achieve fully-funded above inflation pay rises for all public sector workers.
The PCS pay campaign, which calls for the 1% pay cap to be lifted for all public sector workers and for everyone to be given fully-funded rises of at least 5% or £1200, is gaining momentum following a series of activities in recent months. These have included members holding payday protests on 29 September, 31 August and 31 July.
Next Monday (9) our campaign steps up ahead of the 22 November budget as we open a consultative ballot on pay from 9 October to 6 November, and host a Facebook Live event on pay with Mark Serwotka at 7pm on 11 October.
Got a question? Ask yours using the messenger button on the Facebook event or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pay calculator proving popular
We have also launched a pay calculator which makes a simple analysis of the impact of inflation on a civil servant’s salary over 7 years, assuming that they have received a 5% pay increase over that time. The calculator which has proved very popular so far – it’s been used more than 3200 times in just 4 days – goes on to estimate the effect that the pay cap will have on the value of their pay if the pay cap continues until 2020 (using government estimates of inflation).
Once you’ve made your calculation you can email it, via the website, to chancellor Philip Hammond and your constituency MP, and share that you have on Twitter and Facebook.
Get involved, join the Facebook event, use our calculator and vote yes in the ballot to send a powerful message to the government to scrap the pay cap and fully fund an above inflation pay increase for all.
Not a PCS member? Join today to help grow our campaign because we all deserve a pay rise.