The Executives of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and of the civil service union PCS, meeting on 9 February, decided to call for a new strike to defend public sector pensions on 28 March.
The Executive of the National Union of Teachers (NUT), meeting on 9 February, decided to call for a new strike to defend public sector pensions on 28 March.
Over the past months there have been persistent rumours of a merger between the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) and Unite, Britain’s largest union.
It looks as if the civil service union PCS may move for a further strike on public-sector pensions around 28 March.
3 – 5 February marked the seventh annual PCS Young Members Forum, a delegated event that although constitutionally an AGM for the Young Members Network, is effectively a training and networking event
HM Revenue and Customs workers struck on 31 January.
Ealing and Kirklees are among the latest local government branches of the public services union Unison to demand a special local government conference of the union on pensions, and Oxfordshire Health branch is pushing for a special health conference.
The “refusenik” unions in the pensions battle will meet this week to discuss the next steps… even if those steps are just to stand still.
A caucus of members of the National Union of Teachers at the pension activist conference called by PCS Left Unity on 7 January agreed to press NUT Executive members at their meeting on 12 January to commit the union to name a date for a further strike before 11 February and explicitly to reject the Government's 19 December formula.
Assemble 1pm at Hastings Pier
A march and rally called by the PCS and Hastings District Trades Council to protest against victimisation of union reps at CSA Hastings. For an article on the issues, see here.