Fighting for best possible redundancy terms
We are determined to defend your terms and conditions and get a better civil service redundancy scheme than the government imposed in 2016, is the message from PCS following the third round of talks on the Civil Service Compensation Scheme.
CSCS ruling: the facts
There has been a fair amount of misrepresentation and misdirection from various sources about our victory in the High Court over the government’s cuts to redundancy terms in the civil service. On 18 July judges in the High Court ruled that it was unlawful for the previous Tory government to exclude us from talks over its latest cuts to redundancy terms. In November 2016, the government imposed cuts of about 30% to the redundancy provisions of civil servants through changes to the Civil Service Compensation Scheme (CSCS).
Court quashes redundancy scheme cuts
The full extent of our victory in the High Court over the government’s cuts to civil service redundancy pay (civil service compensation scheme) is now clear; the Court has quashed the cuts to the scheme, refused the government a right to appeal and made a full costs award against the government.
Major win as government defeated over redundancy cuts
It was unlawful for the previous Tory government to exclude us from talks over its latest cuts to redundancy terms, the High Court has ruled today.
Civil Service Compensation Scheme: PCS union to take “unlawful” changes to High Court
Hands off the CSCS
Please see the latest National Briefing Hands off the CSCS 'Why it matters to PCS members'
HMRC have ended the decades old method of subcribing to your Union by stopping check off against the wishes of PCS Union. To remain a PCS Union member you should have completed a direct debit form prior to 30 April 2015. Anyone who has let their membership lapse will need to rejoin using a new members form, which can be found on the Direct Debit section on the PCS main website.
Civil service unions seek judicial review over government below inflation pay guidance
PCS has joined fellow civil service unions FDA and Prospect, calling for a Judicial Review over the government’s below inflation pay remit guidance.
PCS pay ballot opens today – vote yes
It is vital that all eligible members vote yes for a 5% pay rise in our statutory pay ballot, which opened today, and send a powerful message to the government.
The decision to ballot was taken by delegates following a vote at the union’s annual conference in Brighton on 22 May to support our 2018 pay claim, which calls for a fully-funded 5% pay rise.
The ballot runs until 23 July.
Replacement ballot papers
Members should allow until Tuesday, 26 June to receive their original ballot paper, if this is not received by then, members should contact the PCS balloting office directly to request a replacement ballot paper by emailing email@example.com
The email must contain details of your request, either your membership or national insurance number and your ballot address, including postcode. Ballot addresses are required to enable us to check the details we hold on commix and update as required before issuing a replacement ballot paper.
Alternatively, balloting can be contacted on 020 7801 2810, have your membership or National Insurance number to hand.
The deadline for requesting a replacement ballot paper is noon on Monday 16 July.
Requests for replacement ballot papers must come directly from the member, under no circumstances are reps able to request replacement ballot papers or provide us with a member’s personal information on their behalf.
Talks imminent on PCS pay claim
The Government needs to know that PCS is serious about being prepared to do what is necessary to get our members an above-inflation pay rise, our general secretary Mark Serwotka has said that ahead of imminent pay talks with the Cabinet Office
“We all deserve a pay rise,” was the message from PCS members across the UK who took part in vibrant, well-supported payday protests to call on the government to scrap the 1% public sector pay cap and deliver fully-funded rises for all.
On 31 July, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) imposed the cap on employees for another 12 months.
This means that by 31 August, 3 of the largest departments in Whitehall will have delivered yet another real-terms cut in pay to their staff. Seven years of pay restraint, including the ongoing cap, have been highly damaging for many public sector workers.
As MPs are gearing themselves up to receive a 1.5% pay rise on top of two previous 10% pay rises, and after a seven year pay cut in real terms, isn't it about time HMRC staff are rewarded for their efforts by also receiving a good pay rise!
The former leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg stated that the Public Sector should not have to bear any more of the pain. We shouldn't have had to bear ANY of the pain Nick - it should have been the bankers that should have paid for their mistakes, not ordinary people.
Panama Papers: Does HMRC have the resources to tackle offshore tax evasion?www.civilserviceworld.com/ articles/news/panama-papers does-hmrc-have-resources-tackle-offshore-tax-evasion
Unlawful tribunal fees will be scrapped
The government acted unlawfully when it introduced fees for employment tribunals, the Supreme Court has ruled.