PCS members vote YES to strikes

4 March 2013

Copied from www.pcs.org.uk


A programme of walkouts and protests will be discussed by our NEC after a yes vote in our national ballot.

We have asked for talks on pay, pensions, jobs and terms and conditions, but to date the government has refused to negotiate.

In the ballot, which closed today, 61% of those who took part voted for strikes and eight in 10 voted for other forms of industrial action.

The national executive will meet in the coming days to discuss a programme of action, including walkouts and protests.

In a statement to the media, our general secretary Mark Serwotka said: “Civil and public servants are working harder than ever to provide the services we all rely on but, instead of rewarding them, the government is cutting their pay, raiding their pensions and trying to rip up their basic working conditions.”

Britains needs a pay rise

Our ‘Britain needs a pay rise’ report shows since the recession the real value of wages has fallen by 7%, or more than £50 billion a year.

It also shows average civil service pay is 4.4%, or £1,263, lower than direct private sector comparators.

Find out more about the issues at pcs.org.uk/nationalcampaigns

Unite the Resistance congratulates PCS members for voting to stand up to the government. This is a continued sign of the mood of resistance that shows no sign of receding. Once the PCS names dates for action every trade unionist can rally round and build support.

Click here for previous articles on the PCS ballot


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