22 June 2021

PCS back in dispute with OCS over failure to adhere to pay settlement

PCS has today (22 June) issued a formal notice to OCS confirming that a trade dispute exists between our union and OCS.

This action comes as a result of an attempt by OCS to renege on the two-year pay settlement agreement reached during intense dispute resolution talks. Year two of the pay settlement was for a CPI (published at 1.5%) + 0.5% pay award for OCS security officers on the MOJ contract, shamefully OCS is now insisting that it will only pay CPI at 0.7%. We are clear that this constitutes a breach of the agreement and will be launching a sustained industrial action campaign in response to the disgraceful actions of OCS.

We have made clear to the employer that we expect them to fund a pay increase for 2021/22 of 1.5% + 0.5% and failure to do so will see the mass disruptive action that will severely impact on the courts and tribunals service ability to operate.

The discontent that OCS is showing to PCS members on the HMCTS contract is appalling; quibbling over paying an additional 8 pence an hour while at the same time having boasted about making £20 million in profit in the first few months of the Covid pandemic shows the company’s complete disregard to its employees.

An all PCS OCS members meeting is being held via Zoom at 6.30pm on 30 June, 6:30pm. To register to attend email laurab@pcs.org.uk (mailto:laurab@pcs.org.uk)



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