1 March 2012
Voting is happening online and by phone – as well as by post.
Union members are being urged to vote ‘yes’ ‘yes’.
That would endorse the national executive’s decision to reject the government’s latest offer on civil service pensions; and support a programme of strikes with the aim of improving the deal.
The action would start with a co-ordinated walkout with other public sector unions on Wednesday, 28 March.
Voting closes on Friday 16 March.
Internet and phone voting is allowed because it is a consultative ballot.
The statutory postal vote – which makes the strike lawful – was held last year.
Any paid-up member in a workplace which is covered by the civil service pension scheme, who hasn’t received a ballot paper by Tuesday, 6 March should contact PCS head office on 020 7801 2670.
The vote is being supervised by independent scrutineers from Electoral Reform Services.