“Stop the spin”, PCS has told Scottish Government cabinet secretary for finance, Derek Mackay, as we recognise that new proposals outlined in the Scottish budget still represent a pay cut for public and civil servants.
We all deserve a pay rise is the message PCS is taking to a TUC rally and lobby in Westminster on 17 October, as part of our campaign to scrap the 1% public sector pay cap and achieve fully funded and above inflation pay rises for all public sector workers.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Rodney Bickerstaffe, former general secretary of Unison and NUPE, who has passed away.
PCS has reiterated calls for the government’s disastrous Universal Credit system to be stopped and suspended immediately after DWP minister David Gauke confirmed its rollout would go ahead despite Tory MPs' call for delay.
PCS sends solidarity to the people of Catalonia expressing their democratic rights.