The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) is the largest union for staff working in government departments, agencies, public bodies and private sector companies delivering government services.
We represent more than 300,000 members delivering a wide range of public services; from staff who help people get back into work to customs officers, tax inspectors and national museum and gallery staff. We also represent coast guards, job centre staff and immigration service workers among many others.
PCS is a campaigning union, with a central focus on protecting public service jobs, services and issues affecting the civil service. Currently we are campaigning to defend public sector jobs, services and our members conditions. We believe there is an alternative to the spending cuts the government has proposed and are seeking opportunities to work with other unions, organisations and community groups to defend the services we all rely on every day.
Our parliamentary group, which was set up in 2003, includes more than 70 MPs and is active in the union's many high profile campaigns, including our current campaigns in opposition to the spending cuts and new legislation that has been introduced to cap the redundancy rights of our members.
Our negotiations with employers cover all employment matters, including pay, sickness absence, pensions, training and lifelong learning. We also offer comprehensive collective and personal representation on problems at work. Our aim is to have a PCS voice in every workplace where we have members.
All members receive a magazine, PCS View, which is published ten times a year, as well as regular briefings about the union's work in their area of employment. PCS members can also take advantage of a wide range of membership benefits and services such as independent financial advice, stress and legal help lines and discounts on a range of goods and services.
If you would like to find out more about PCS please contact us on 020 7924 2727 or visit www.pcs.org.uk.
Fifty thousand tax workers are being balloted on a wide-ranging programme of industrial action in a dispute over job cuts, the Public and Commercial Services union announces.
The decision by Eric Pickles and the Department for Communities & Local Government (DCLG) to stop allowing the payroll department to deduct union subscriptions direct from salary – as has been custom and practice for years – is being challenged in the High Court next Tuesday 3rd September.
All the UK's coastguard stations have staff vacancies this summer as call-outs rise, the Public and Commercial Services union reveals.
A series of strikes in the culture and heritage sector opens with walkouts by British Library workers on Thursday (16) and Friday (17), the Public and Commercial Services union announces.
Public and Commercial Services union general secretary Mark Serwotka comments on today's unemployment and pay figures...