Tag Archives: PCS

John Pearson Defence Campaign Launched

The transnational corporation, Hewlett Packard has major government IT services contracts in the UK, notably with the DWP, MoD and MoJ. HP  is currently carrying out a mass redundancies programme which has led to compulsory redundancy dismissal of many PCS … Continue reading

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Civil Service Rank & File national meeting

A national meeting of the Civil Service Rank & File (CSRF) Network has been called for Saturday 26 October. The meeting will take place in the Circle Theatre of the Black-E, in Liverpool, and is open to all rank-and-file government … Continue reading

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Jobcentre Plus week of action: 5-9 August

The Civil Service Rank & File Network is calling for action aimed at Jobcentre Plus in the week of the 5 August. The government is trying to draw a dividing line between claimants and those in work as it attacks … Continue reading

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Call for a summer of rank-and-file action

The national executive of the PCS union has stalled action over attacks on the civil service until September. This is a clear demobilising tactic which must be met with a summer of rank-and-file activity. The union leadership’s decision is to … Continue reading

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Stop privatisation in HMRC: Communication blockade of Nick Lodge and Transactis

HM Revenue & Customs announced in February that it was running a pilot to “build capacity” in their Benefits & Credits directorate by outsourcing to the private sector. Like a previous trial in Contact Centres, this would be a transparent … Continue reading

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Save HMRC Enquiry Centres: Communication blockade of Ruth Owen

Ruth Owen is the Director of HM Revenue & Customs’ Personal Tax directorate. As such, she is overseeing the closure of all public Enquiry Centres in the North East of England on Monday 3 June. This is a “trial” intended … Continue reading

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Sanctions vote passes – now to build on the ground

Delegates voted overwhelmingly for a motion on non-cooperation with sanctions at PCS Annual Delegate Conference. However, whilst welcome, this only marks a beginning. The task now is to win the argument for and build an explicitly political, rank-and-file led campaign … Continue reading

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