Tag Archives: Mark Serwotka

why we must kill trade union bill

Reposted from Public & Commercial Services union There has never been a more important time to mobilise, was the consensus of a public meeting organised to call for trade union unity against Tory attacks on their civil liberties. The Tory … Continue reading

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An attack on the trades unions is an attack on all of us.

Reposted from Public & Commercial Services (PCS) union website What have trades unions ever done for us, I hear you ask. // // Unions have brought significant changes to society, including: a national minimum wage; the abolition of child labour; … Continue reading

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How many Cabinet members would have failed the trade union ballot test?

Reposted from Union Solidarity International The list of Cabinet members who failed to secure 40% of the vote. They would not have been elected had the same criteria been imposed as strike ballots Half the members of the new Tory … Continue reading

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Budget shows Osborne far removed from reality

Reposted from Public & Commercial Services (PCS) Union website In the final budget of this parliament George Osborne has reminded the vast majority of voters how far removed he is from their lives. While talking up the prospects for economic … Continue reading

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Sanctions designed to ‘trip people up’

Reposted from Public & Commercial Services (PCS) website Evidence to MPs on benefits sanctions Our general secretary Mark Serwotka and DWP vice president Helen Flanagan (@Shenanigans_PCS) appeared this morning before the work and pensions select committee. The government’s controversial system … Continue reading

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Home Office tried to gag borders survey

Reposted from PCS website A joint survey we conducted with ITV News has revealed deep concerns over staff shortages at our borders. The Home Office had tried to prevent our members’ responses being made public by seeking a high court … Continue reading

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Maude refuses to condemn HMRC union busting move

A few days ago, I posted some articles about the sheer contempt held by HMRC for the Public & Commercial Services (PCS) union https://glynismillward189.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/senior-hmrc-officials-hatch-anti-union-plot/ https://glynismillward189.wordpress.com/2014/11/14/update-senior-hmrc-officials-hatch-anti-union-plot/ Now, it seems Cabinet Minister Francis Maude has refused to distance himself from the orchestrated … Continue reading

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Senior HMRC officials hatch anti-union plot

Reposted from PCS website The most senior civil servants in HM Revenue and Customs have hatched a “deeply disturbing” politicised plot to destabilise our union, it has been revealed. A leaked memo, written for HMRC’s executive committee, outlines a plan … Continue reading

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Passport to oblivion

Reposted from PCS website We have told passport office bosses they could face industrial action if they fail to tackle the jobs crisis. We warned for years that cutting one tenth of the workforce and closing offices would lead to … Continue reading

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