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PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka will be speaking at a pay rally in Castle Square, Swansea SA1 1DW this Saturday (16 June), starting at 12.30pm.
Mark will set out the background to the forthcoming national ballot and call on PCS members to deliver a resounding ‘yes’ vote, to show the UK government that we are determined to secure a fair pay increase.
Cardiff Trades Council is holding its annual May Day March and Rally this Saturday, 5 May.
PCS has attacked the announcement by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) that it plans to relocate up to 1,700 staff to a new site on Treforest Industrial Estate. The union has challenged DWP management’s suggestion that, in centralising work at the new-build ‘hub’, it is creating jobs in the South Wales Valleys, pointing out that it is, in fact, taking work out of local communities across South Wales where every job is needed.
The TUC is organising a march and rally in London on Saturday, 12 May under the banner, “For a new deal for working people”. The purpose of the event is to call for an alternative to austerity: “for a growing economy with great jobs in every nation and region of the UK. For a £10ph minimum wage and the right to a voice at work. For public services that are brilliant, funded and free at the point of use. And for a society that roots out racism, sexism and discrimination.”
A major anti-racist demonstration will be taking place in Cardiff this coming Saturday, 17 March to mark the annual United Nations Day Against Racism. The demo coincides with others in London and Glasgow and is strongly supported by PCS, other trade unions, community and campaigning organisations and political representatives.