Up Front

Equal pay battle secures £2m payout for PCS members
Hundreds of members in the Scottish Prison Service are getting lump sums of up to £4,000 in their August pay packets, thanks to an equal pay claim brought by PCS. Read more

Pay campaign delivers historic result
A period of intense activity helped deliver the fantastic results of the pay ballot. The hard work of reps and officers helped deliver a record turnout of 48.8% – within “touching distance” of the 50% we’d need in a ballot for action. Read more

Take action to turn out pay ballot YES vote
With the pay ballot now under way until 6 November, it’s all hands to the pump to deliver the best turnout and biggest YES vote possible. Read more

Keeping up the fight
PCS members and activists have been fighting back and winning. DWP sites have been saved, members have been striking at a Sheffield jobcentre, a planned strike ballot at Met Police was called off after concessions were won, and driving agency staff are being balloted for industrial action. Read more

Don’t give politicians a summer break
The new post-election political landscape means it’s well worth maintaining the pressure on politicians over the summer. Read on for tips and ideas. Read more

Cuts and closures: Battling to serve the vulnerable
DWP Lewisham jobcentre rep Tony Reay explains how they’ve focused their closure campaign on protecting a local face-to-face service for vulnerable people. Also see our new campaign tool – an interactive map of office closures. Read more

DWP event shows benefits of lobbying
A mass lobby of parliament by the union’s DWP group helped pile the pressure on over plans for large-scale office closures across the department. What does lobbying involve? See our brief guide

Job cuts and closures – what action for your area?
As job cuts and closures continue, PCS mounts a legal challenge over civil service redundancy pay, and consults reps on what action their members could take. Read more

DWP Glasgow branch: ‘How we’re fighting this attack on our communities’
The story of an inspiring, united, campaign against short-sighted plans to close half the jobcentres in the city. Read more

Help PCS win – boost the Fighting Fund
We ask members to donate £2 a month to the union’s fighting fund, in support of colleagues taking action on pay, jobs and terms and conditions. Read more

Urge members to sign up for e-ballot by 31 March
Members in your branches have until 31 March to register their personal email addresses for PCS’s first electronic ballot. Read more

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