2017's congress is in Brighton from 10-13 September.

Read the final agenda.

Together we can break the pay cap is the message PCS is taking to the 149th TUC Congress.

Our delegation of senior lay reps, led by PCS president Janice Godrich, will be speaking to a variety of motions and attending various fringe events throughout the course of the 4 days, including raising issues around social security, tax justice and Brexit and civil service resourcing.

Prior to the start of congress on Sunday (10), PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka will stress the need to scrap the 1% public sector pay cap at a rally in Brighton of the National Shop Stewards Network at 1pm in the Arundel Suite at the Holiday Inn.


Together we can break the cap

Our message to delegates in other unions is ‘Together we can break the public sector pay cap’ which you can read more about in our congress booklet.

As part of our congress activities we are hosting a fringe meeting on breaking the public sector pay cap at 12.45pm on Tuesday (12 September).

Hear speakers representing members from across the public sector call for a united campaign to defeat the public sector pay cap.

After 7 years of pay restraint, and with inflation rising, our members need a decent pay rise. If we campaign together we have the best chance of breaking the 1% pay cap.

Speakers include:

  • Mark Serwotka (PCS general secretary),
  • Matt Wrack (FBU general secretary),
  • Louise Regan (NUT president),
  • Tim Roache (GMB general secretary).

Come to room 1a at the Brighton Centre to find out more.

United campaign

In one of our motions to congress we are calling for a united public sector-wide campaign as the best way to pressurise the chancellor to end the pay gap.

In another we are calling on the TUC to demand an end to jobcentre closures, the sanctions regime and work capability assessment, and to launch a campaign for a welfare system that meets the needs of our communities and includes the principles of social insurance and social security as a right.

You can keep up to date with PCS at TUC 2017 on our dedicated daily news page, and by following our Twitter account and with #TUC17. 

You can also find out more about this year's congress on the TUC site.

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