2019 Branch Annual General Meeting

2019 Branch Annual General Meeting

The Bootle Taxes Branch AGM will take place on Tuesday the 26th of February 2019 at 12:30 pm until 13:30 pm in The Beaky. You can RSVP on Facebook here. 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 most … Continue reading

Liverpool Regional Centre announcement

Liverpool Regional Centre announcement

Members will by now have been briefed on the Liverpool regional centre announcement. Namely, that Litherland House, St John’s House and the Triad will close by summer 2020 and that Imperial Court in Liverpool will be retained alongside India Buildings. From a Bootle perspective we are very disappointed that HMRC have stated a preference to keep … Continue reading

PCS women to take part in Liverpool Sleepout

PCS women to take part in Liverpool Sleepout

The Bootle Taxes Branch Women’s Advisory Committee (BWAC) and R&C Liverpool Branch Women’s Officer are taking part in the Liverpool Cathedral Sleepout. They are asking members to sponsor them to raise money in support of vulnerable people in Merseyside. The Whitechapel Centre is Liverpool’s leading homeless charity and as part of their fundraising efforts they … Continue reading

Update for members in PT Operations

Update for members in PT Operations

Due to the exceptional circumstances we continue to face currently in the Triad this intended desk drop has had to be issued via email to ensure we reach all our members in PT Ops who are currently working from other buildings and floors away from their normal desks. We are happy with the initial response … Continue reading

Pay ballot result and NEC statement

Pay ballot result and NEC statement

PCS members have delivered the highest yes vote and turnout in the history of the union. But undemocratic, anti-union strike laws, implemented last year, will prevent strike action. Our independent scrutineers’ report, as required in accordance with section 231B of the Trade Union and Labour relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, for the above ballot which closed … Continue reading

Liverpool Regional Centre – Big changes

Liverpool Regional Centre – Big changes

HMRC are still saying India Buildings will open in autumn of 2019 rather than the summer. PCS reps will not be surprised if that gets put back again. (Update: HMRC are now saying that India Buildings won’t open until early 2020. We won’t be surprised if it gets pushed back even further. PCS members will … Continue reading

PCS pay campaign kicks into high gear

PCS pay campaign kicks into high gear

At the end of May, PCS’s Annual Delegate Conference voted overwhelmingly to endorse an industrial action ballot in support of the union’s pay demands. That ballot will now run 18 June to 23 July, and the campaign to win it has begun in earnest. Conference debate PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka moved the motion which called … Continue reading