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Wednesday morning saw the start of this year’s PCS Annual Delegates Conference. The president Janice Godrich opened the conference and apologised for the fact that Mark Serwotka was unable to attend the conference this year.
Her speech outlined the current political situation regarding the labour legacy and what would come next from the Con-Lib alliance. [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on May 26th 2010

PCS members have overwhelmingly re-elected Mark Serwotka for a third term as General Secretary of their union.
First elected in 2000, Mark Serwotka was returned for another five year term with 63.4% of the vote. His challenger received 36.6% of the votes cast.
With PCS members facing job cuts, privatisation, pay freezes and cuts to their redundancy [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Dec 18th 2009

Last Friday the Government announced plans to radically reduce the compensation paid to civil servants who are made redundant.  The proposals are published by the Cabinet Office and are described as “reform” of the civil service compensation scheme.  The proposals actually represent a cut in contractual rights to a decent redundancy compensation at a time [...]

21 Comments CherryPie on Aug 4th 2009

At a recent Trades Council meeting we had a talk from a member who had been on a sponsored visit to Palestine.  He showed us slides of the village of Aboud, which is where he stayed.  Aboud is cut off from the hills and fields around it by the “Separation Wall”, which means that children [...]

28 Comments CherryPie on Jun 24th 2009

On Wednesday morning national president Janice Godrich opened the 2009 annual delegates conference. She started by reminding delegates that we were meeting against the background of the worst economic crisis in living memory and that 11 million adults are now living below the breadline. She went on to say how this was affecting people [...]

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