Archive for the tag 'CSCS'

Once again the government have used divide and rule tactics to cause divisions between the different unions. Civil Service unions who represent a minority of staff have collaborated with the government in an attempt to divide the CCSU. The other unions entered into a separate agreement with the government whilst CCSU discussions were [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Oct 12th 2010

Collated info on the CSCS (7th March 2010):
In August 2009 the government announced plans to reform the Civil Service Compensation scheme in such a way that it made it look the Trade Unions had agreed to the terms.  Although the Trade Unions and the cabinet office had been in negotiations since the previous autumn no [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Aug 2nd 2010

Yesterday we had our first PCS regional meeting for about three months. What with the general election and the campaign to save the Civil Service Compensation Scheme (CSCS) we hadn’t found time to get together before now.
For some reason I got rather confused and caught the train an hour earlier than I needed to. [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 18th 2010

The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) has won it’s legal challenge against government plans to cut civil service redundancy payments:

Following a two-day judicial review hearing in the High Court in April, Mr Justice Sales ruled today (10 May) that the previous government acted unlawfully when it introduced, without PCS’s agreement, a [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on May 10th 2010

My blog and I  are back at least for now…
There was a lot of  correspondence with tech support who after all else failed tried to restore the pages to how they were before they stopped working properly.  Even that didn’t work so I was advised to do a manual upgrade of Wordpress.  There was one [...]

21 Comments CherryPie on Apr 1st 2010

Comments Off CherryPie on Mar 27th 2010

Filed under Anecdotes

A Long Day

Today was always going to be long but it turned out to be even longer than expected because the doorbell rang twice at 4.30am or maybe I was just dreaming and that didn’t really happen… Whatever I didn’t get back to sleep properly after that.
I had to get up early to man the picket [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Mar 24th 2010

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