The PCS petition for fair pay for UK government workers has surged past 80,000 signatures with more than 5,000 people signing it since it was reported chancellor Rishi Sunak is likely to announce a public sector pay freeze for millions of workers.
The chancellor will set out his spending review in the coming week, giving details of how much money will be allocated to different departments during the 2020-21 financial year. And he is expected to make the case for pay restraint to reflect a fall in private sector earnings this year. This is a slap in the face for millions of public sector workers who have worked hard to keep vital services running this and who have suffered over a decade of pay restraint.
It is therefore crucial that PCS members and supporters show their disgust at the plans by signing and sharing our online petition for fair pay for UK government workers and by reaching 100,000 signatures force MPs to debate the issue in parliament.
We are also looking for reps to volunteer to help text the outstanding 20,000 members who are yet to sign the petition. Anyone who was involved in our Super Saturday event will know how easy our peer-to-peer texting is to use. Volunteers can do as little or as much as you like and you can do it at a time that suits you, whether that’s through the day, during the evening or at the weekend.
How to volunteer
If you would be willing to get involved in texting, please complete the sign up form and we will be in contact to make sure you can set up a CallHUb account and receive the necessary briefing and training.