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Welsh politicians, trade unionists and other public figures, including a Welsh football hero, will lead calls for fair funding for Wales at a rally in Cardiff this Saturday (9 September).
PCS general secretary, Mark Serwotka is to speak in Llanelli tomorrow (Saturday, 19 August) at a march and rally to commemorate the 1911 railway strike, when two striking workers were shot dead by troops in the town.
Details of training courses for PCS reps in Wales during Autumn and Winter of 2017 are now available.
On Tuesday (18 July), the National Assembly for Wales overwhelmingly voted in favour of the Welsh Government’s Trade Union (Wales) Bill, at the final stage of the legislative process. The vote was 38 to 13 in favour, with only the Welsh Conservatives voting against. The Bill will now, therefore, become law (once it has gone through the formality of receiving Royal Assent).
PCS has today welcomed the decision by HM Revenue and Customs to reverse its plan to end the department’s presence in Porthmadog, thereby saving vital Welsh jobs. The decision follows more than a year of campaigning by the union.