22 May 2012
On the first morning (Wednesday 22 May) activists will hear from general secretary Mark Serwotka a detailed analysis of the unprecedented challenges facing the union, and how it must change to face them.
A motion from the PCS national executive committee condemns the government’s continuing assaults on the public sector and sets out a strategy for continuing the campaign, jointly with other unions, for an alternative of investment for economic growth and tax justice.
PCS members are facing:
All of these issues will be discussed at the conference which is in Brighton from 23 to 25 May.
Other motions submitted to the union’s sovereign body cover subjects including: working arrangements during the Olympic Games; joint working with the Unite union; support for workers in Europe who are taking strike action to protect their jobs and the provision of legal services to PCS members.
Delegates from the union’s branches and councils instruct the organisation’s leaders on their priorities for the next year.
On the Wednesday lunchtime the union will unveil a major new pamphlet on an alternative to the government’s cuts – ‘Austerity isn’t working’.
On Thursday, we will launch a new report, ‘Why are they increasing the tax gap?’ by Richard Murphy, founder of the Tax Justice Network.