Still time to vote no in the PCS MoJ MEP ballot

27 Aug 2018

There’s still time to vote in the PCS ballot for Ministry of Justice members on plans to rip up members’ terms and conditions – but hurry it closes at 2pm on Thursday (30).

If you’re a PCS member you have the chance to vote no in our ballot and oppose changes that could seriously affect you.

The MoJ wants you to sign up to its modernising employment proposition (MEP), which asks you to agree to have your hours increased to a 38-hour working week with your overtime cut and sick pay reduced.

Your working day could finish much later – 8pm is a possibility – and you could regularly be asked to work Saturdays and bank holidays but for no extra money.

While some staff could receive an average 11% pay rise over 5 years in exchange for having their terms and conditions slashed, 50% of members would receive less than that and in the case of staff forced to go part time, because they are unable to increase their weekly hours, pay will be cut.

Already some members have worked out that they will receive as little as 3p an hour under the proposed pay deal. 

Read why members are voting no in the ballot.  

Vote no

We urge all eligible members to vote no to the question:

Do you accept the modernising employment proposition 2018-2022 offer?

The flaw in the MEP offer is that it is largely self-financed. The lack of new money from government means that while the majority of staff will receive a pay award they will have to sell their terms and conditions to get it.

Voting

If you have registered a personal email address with PCS you will have been sent instructions about how to vote online, which you can do until 2pm on Thursday (30 August). 

If you need help with the ballot email balloting@pcs.org.uk with your name, membership number and ballot address.

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