2 August 2012
Securing a fair deal on pensions and ending the pay freeze are two of the key aims of our national campaign.
The union has a live mandate for strike action and for action short of strike over jobs, pensions and pay. The national overtime ban, which began following 10 May strike action, ended on 31 July.
Action is continuing in groups over job cuts and other terms and conditions. In some groups overtime bans remain in place.
We are discussing national action in the autumn with other unions, through the TUC, Trade Union Co-ordinating Group and bilaterally with other unions.
PCS and other unions will be raising the question of co-ordinated strike action against government austerity measures at congress in September.
The union's national executive will review the situation in September in the context of proposals for action in the autumn. We have written to the minister for the civil service, Francis Maude, to re-establish the dispute and set out our demands.
Preparations are underway to ensure that thousands of PCS members and their families join the TUC-organised mass marches against austerity taking place on 20 October in London, Glasgow and Belfast.
Regional offices are currently making transport arrangements for members to get to the demonstrations in London, Glasgow or Belfast, ask your rep for more details.