PCS day of action by: Stephen Hetterley Branch Secretary

Unity in defence of Jobs and Public service

Across Civil and Public Service we have seen cuts and derisory pay undermining the morale of staff and public services which working people depend on. In much of the DWP (Department for Work and Pensions) this onslaught is not new and it has resulted in worsening conditions and what sometime seems like departmental policies like family friendly geared to flexible working policy are being replaced by the manta of “business needs”. Some of the service have been so effective that public may not be aware of the work which they do, but with cuts bearing down services are beginning to suffer.

Even if you work in a department or area which has thus far not been effected by cuts or may even be recruiting the cuts effect you too! As the Lyons review moves more jobs out of the South East our local economies and community suffer as income steams fall away. It is not that the south east is extremely prosperous and by cutting jobs here is providing work elsewhere where their need is greater as high streets teeming with pound stores are a reflection of the area true wealth.

We also know that the government has privatised and in some cases offshored work by the back door, which means the country as a whole loses skills and income and not just local communities.

On the subject pay we have below inflation pay rises in many government department with more likely to be looming. This is effect a pay cut and it is only by standing together on this and all theses issue are we going to gain something .

Time for action