Support striking cleaners, defend agency workers!

Support striking cleaners, defend agency workers!

Outsourced cleaners are striking against low pay next week, as dismissed agency workers protest for their reinstatement. PCS members in Bootle are at the forefront of the fight against low pay, outsourcing and the casualisation of the civil service. Our cleaners, along with colleagues in Liverpool, are leading the fight against low pay and poor … Continue reading

Agency workers campaign update

Agency workers campaign update

Last week, the branch spoke to all of our agency members about the horrendous decision from Friday to dismiss them from their jobs. We would like to thank everyone who spoke to us over the phone to share your stories and concerns, as well as those able to attend tonight’s meeting at such short notice. … Continue reading

Pay Meetings in Bootle

Pay Meetings in Bootle

Over the past month, PCS has been holding meetings with members across HMRC to discuss pay. In Bootle Taxes, the better part of 1,000 members attended the meetings held over the course of two and a half weeks, addressed by Group Executive Committee members Phil Dickens, Alan Runswick and Colette Smith. Thank you to everyone … Continue reading

Re-igniting the Battle for Bootle

Re-igniting the Battle for Bootle

HMRC recklessness needs industrial response HMRC refuses to change course despite absolute disarray India Buildings chaos offers perfect opportunity to fight for Bootle  Perfect chance to coordinate with other branches fighting to save offices Calamity rules in India Buildings, with contractor Styles & Wood sacked by developer Legal & General and now considering legal action. … Continue reading

1 October – Autumn General Meeting

1 October – Autumn General Meeting

The Bootle Taxes Branch Autumn General Meeting will take place on Monday the 1st of October 2019 at 13:30 pm until 14:30 pm at The Beaky. All PCS members are allowed to take their own time to attend this meeting. We have tried to arrange this so it will be in people’s lunch break. If … Continue reading

Report: The Electronic Panopticon

Report: The Electronic Panopticon

Some weeks back, local PCS in PT Operations asked for feedback from members about the effects telephony has had on their health and wellbeing. We advised that we would be writing up a report. The purpose of the report was to demonstrate the strength of feeling in Bootle in relation to all things telephony. The … Continue reading

Bootle Taxes Mandate Meeting

Bootle Taxes Mandate Meeting

The Bootle Taxes Branch Mandate Meeting will take place on Thursday 16th May 2018 at 12:30 pm in The Beaky. Lunch will be provided. The Mandate Meeting is our chance to get together as a Branch and decide how our delegates to the PCS Conferences in May will vote on motions. We will be able … Continue reading

PCS GEC Elections 2019

PCS GEC Elections 2019

Elections for the union’s HMRC Group Executive Committee (GEC) are now open. It is vitally important that members vote in these elections. A good turnout in our elections strengthens the union and helps our representatives stand up for members. GEC elections Each year, PCS members vote to elect the GEC, which is responsible for negotiating … Continue reading