Public sector trade union PCS has arranged a day of protests and activities tomorrow (28 February 2018) regarding their public sector pay claim, which calls for:
- a fully-funded 5% pay rise
- a Living Wage of £10 an hour
- pay equality across the civil service
- a common pay and grading structure
The PCS ran a consultative ballot of their members in November last year to act to scrap the restrictive 1% pay cap on public sector pay.
PCS members across the UK have since shown their support to the campaign by holding demonstrations and protests regarding pay over the past few months.
The PCS claim that members are struggling to make ends meet as the public sector pay cap is now in its eighth year, and are urging all members and union branches across the civil service to support their latest round of payday protests. In support of this they have launches a new pay petition that will target new Cabinet Office minister David Lidington with their pay demands. The PCS have also relaunched a new pay calculator which allows members to share their real-terms losses with Lidington and urge him to deliver a fully-funded pay rise above inflation rates.
They are also urging all members to lobby their MP on Friday 2 March and there will be a pay rally in the House of Commons in 6 March at 6pm. Members who are not able to lobby their MP in person will be able to complete an online form urging the MP to attend the rally, support the pay claim and commit to lobby government ministers to end the pay cap and deliver a fully-funded pay rise.
There will also be another Facebook Live event on 13 March which will feature shadow chancellor John McDonnell and PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka – who will be their to give a response to the chancellor Philip Hammond’s spring statement on the same day.
How to get involved
- Complete the pay e-action to your MP
- Follow our Facebook Live event on 13 March
- Ask a non-member to join PCS and support our pay claim
- Share your pay story with firstname.lastname@example.org
- Use our pay calculator – it takes 3 minutes – and share your results with Cabinet Office minister David Lidington
- Sign the new pay petition to David Lidington
- Register for your free ticket to the rally