In the A to Z of benefits of joining the union, T is for trade union education
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.
As plans for the introduction of coronavirus testing in certain departments are proposed by the Cabinet Office, PCS has raised serious concerns about the process, including that it should not be rushed and that testing should only be undertaken by trained personnel, not civil servants.
A public sector pay freeze, which chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to announce next week, is a grave insult to millions of hard-working government workers whose dedication has kept vital services running during the pandemic.
Home Secretary Priti Patel escaped being sacked today, despite accusations she bullied staff in the Home Office including former permanent secretary Sir Philip Rutnam.