Push PCS pay petition to 60k by 31 August

19 Aug 2020

We need all PCS members and supporters to help push our petition for fair pay for UK government workers to over 60,000 signatures by the end of the month.

The petition currently has more than 44,000 signatures following an incredible response since its launch last month. We would like to thank everyone who has signed and shared it but we need to keep the momentum going to force the government into a parliamentary debate once it hits 100,000 signatures.

During the pandemic, government workers have delivered vital public services and kept our country safe and secure. After 10 years in which the real value of civil service pay has fallen, many face hardship. That’s why we are calling on the government to start to restore the real value of government workers’ pay with a 10% increase in 2020.

Incredibly, 28 days after the petition passed 10,000 signatures, which means the government has to respond to it, the Tories still remain silent.

Top constituency

Bootle remains the constituency with most signatures with 587, followed by East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow with 515 signatures, while Dover is not too far off with 457 signatures.

Why not get together with your branch colleagues and try to make your constituency the first to 1,000 signatures?

Have a look at the interactive map, see how many people in your constituency have signed and encourage your friends and colleagues to share – remember to use the petition’s share buttons for Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and email, and see where you live soar up the petition league table.

Activity checklist

We’re asking PCS members do 6 things to be part of our campaign to force the government to deliver fair pay:

  1. Sign our petition, on the UK government and parliament petitions website. 
  2. Share our petition on social media.
  3. Ask a work colleague to sign the petition. The more of us who sign it the stronger we are.
  4. Get involved in PCS, if you’re not already
  5. Ask non-members in your workplace to join PCS. The more of us who are in the union, the more chance we’ve got of being successful.
  6. Tell us how you've delivered during lockdown, email editor@pcs.org.uk

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