PCS annual elections – use your vote

PCS annual elections – use your vote

NEC elections run from Thursday 20 April to Thursday 11 May GEC elections run from Thursday 27 April to Tuesday 16 May Use your vote – branch recommendations listed below It’s that time of the year when members get to choose who runs their union. We are urging all members to take part in the … Continue reading

PCS members raise their voices over pay

PCS members raise their voices over pay

Today (Friday 31 March) saw PCS members across the country take part in protests over pay. In Bootle, reps spent lunchtime handing out leaflets and gathering signatures for the union’s petition to Treasury Secretary David Gauke. Members were keen to sign their name to the demand that the pay cap be broken, and a number … Continue reading

Back our pay campaign

Back our pay campaign

Email the Treasury Minister here Join the workplace protests on pay day (Friday 31 March) Visit our pay campaign page for more updates Not a union member? Join today for protection at work. Civil service pay has fallen in value since 2010. Research carried out for PCS shows that from 2010 to 2016 average civil service pay … Continue reading

Annual General Meeting report

Annual General Meeting report

This year’s Annual General Meeting took place in The Jollies on Marsh Lane. A short walk from The Triad, which houses most of our branch’s members, but a perilous walk with Hurricane Doris raging outside. Around 70 members braved the walk, with the only incident being our Branch Organiser having his glasses blown off his … Continue reading

2017 Branch AGM Pack

2017 Branch AGM Pack

Following on from the publication of the Branch Annual Report, the agenda for the Annual General Meeting is now available. The AGM is taking place at The Jollies, Marsh Lane, at 12pm on Thursday 23 February. This is your opportunity to debate who should run our union for the coming year and what policies and … Continue reading

2017 Branch Annual Report

2017 Branch Annual Report

The Bootle Taxes Branch Annual General Meeting 2017 is taking place at The Jollies, Marsh Lane on Thursday 23 February. Full details have been sent to all members by the Branch Secretary. Ahead of the AGM, attached is the annual report, detailing the branch’s activity over the past year. The AGM Pack, containing nominations for … Continue reading

Reject mental health stigma in the workplace

Reject mental health stigma in the workplace

PCS gets discriminatory ‘mentally strong’ posters taken down Members may be aware of a poster which went up in some parts of the branch titled ’18 things mentally strong people do’. Reps received a number of complaints from members who saw this, and we are glad to be able to say that management agreed to … Continue reading

HMRC cleaners to strike

HMRC cleaners to strike

PCS members employed by multinational ISS, working as cleaners in HMRC buildings on Merseyside, are to strike against imposed changes to their pay and conditions. The cleaners will begin a two-day strike starting on Monday (25 July), followed by an overtime ban and a work to rule. The members of PCS Revenue and Customs Group’s … Continue reading

ISS cleaners ballot for strike action

ISS cleaners ballot for strike action

PCS is balloting cleaners working for ISS in six HMRC buildings across Merseyside over possible industrial action. The ballot is a response to their employer using the introduction of the government’s national living wage to make cuts in hours. The national living wage came into force in April, giving over-25s on the minimum wage a … Continue reading

Support HMRC cleaners against cuts!

Support HMRC cleaners against cuts!

Join the protest: Monday 9 May, 12pm, in front of the Triad Sign the petition here Check out justiceforhmrccleaners.wordpress.com for more updates Members should hopefully be aware that our cleaners are currently in dispute with their employer ISS over cuts to hours, low pay, lack of sick pay and holidays. It has now been confirmed … Continue reading