PCS Parliamentary Group



PCS has a highly active all party parliamentary group with over 70 members.

Set up in October 2003 the group has secured some notable parliamentary successes, including stopping the privatisation of the Forensic Science Service, helping solve a long running pay dispute in the Department for Work and Pensions and more recently opposing the government's plans to reduce the redundancy rights of our members.

The group, chaired by John McDonnell MP, meets every 4-6 weeks while parliament is sitting and receives detailed briefs on relevant PCS issues. After group meetings briefings will be published here.

For more information please contact: Laura Cockram, Head of campaigns, 020 7801 2820 or laurac@pcs.org.uk
 

PCS PARLIAMENTARY BRIEFING: January 2011
Since our last meeting the Superannuation Act has been passed and the government have laid new compensation scheme terms for our members.

PCS PARLIAMENTARY BRIEFING: November 2010
In two judgements in May and June 2010, the High Court ruled that the previous government's attempt to introduce detrimental changes to the civil service compensation scheme (the scheme which outlines civil service redundancy entitlements) was unlawful.

PCS PARLIAMENTARY BRIEFING: October 2010
PCS fear that the government's comprehensive spending review will put hundreds of thousands of public sector workers out of work and is an unprecedented attack on the welfare state, public services, communities, jobs and benefits.

PCS PARLIAMENTARY BRIEFING: July 2010
On 6 July in a written ministerial statement Cabinet Secretary the Rt Hon Francis Maude MP announced the government's intention to reform the civil service compensation scheme.

PCS PARLIAMENTARY BRIEFING: Queen's speech June 2010
While many of the bills do not seek to amend or change our members' terms and conditions many of them will have an impact on the work our members undertake every day as they will be expected to deliver new programmes.

PCS PARLIAMENTARY BRIEFING: March 2010
Tax expert Richard Murphy of the Tax Justice Network has produced a report 'Tax Justice and Jobs: The business case for investing in staff at HM Revenue & Customs.

PCS PARLIAMENTARY BRIEFING: January 2010
On 9 December, the day of the Pre Budget Review, the Treasury issued their Pay Remit Guidance for 2010-11.

PCS PARLIAMENTARY BRIEFING: December 2009
The Agency Worker Regulations will follow a joint declaration signed by the CBI and TUC agreeing to a 12-week qualifying period for agency workers to be given equal treatment with permanent staff.

PCS PARLIAMENTARY BRIEFING: October 2009
On the evening of 5 October, news broke of a government decision that Pay Review Bodies for senior levels in the civil service, the judiciary and other senior posts.

PCS PARLIAMENTARY BRIEFING: June 2009
Having decided not to take national industrial action on pay in December 2008, based on achieving a national agreement, there had been serious delay in securing the release of the Treasury's pay remit guidance.

PCS PARLIAMENTARY BRIEFING: March 2009
PCS met with the primary Ministers with responsibility for civil service pay, Yvette Cooper and Tom Watson, on 29 January about the new pay remit and other pay issues.

PCS PARLIAMENTARY BRIEFING: February 2009
Following the national agreement on pay reached in December, talks with the Treasury and the Cabinet Office about implementing it have taken place.

PCS PARLIAMENTARY BRIEFING: 2009 Reception
Welcome to PCS's 11th annual parliamentary reception. PCS is the largest civil service trade union with over 300,000 members working in all government departments, agencies, non-departmental public bodies and related private sector employers.
 

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