Tag Archives: rank-and-file

Rank-and-file tax workers: don’t cross picket lines

ARC, the union for senior managers in HMRC, has voted for strike action on Friday 14 February. At the same time PCS, the union for clerical grade staff, has not called any action. The Civil Service Rank & File Network … 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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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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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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Demand action on benefit sanctions – PCS conference rally

The Civil Service Rank & File (CSRF) Network is calling a rally outside of the PCS union’s Annual Delegate Conference at lunchtime on Tuesday 21 May, urging delegates to support a position of non-cooperation with sanctions against welfare claimants. The … Continue reading

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HP industrial action reinstated

I am pleased to report that industrial action by PCS members working for the major government IT contractor, Hewlett Packard, has been reinstated. I previously reported that, despite a big majority for action in a ballot of the 1400 members … Continue reading

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URGENT! New communications blockade and demonstration for Jon Bigger

Jon Bigger is a PCS rep facing a politically-motivated redundancy for his activities as a union rep. His appeal against redundancy, due to take place last Wednesday, was rescheduled in the wake of a demonstration and communications blockade called by … Continue reading

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