Scottish weekend strikes suspended – now all out to support Wales!!

A new offer has been made after the threat of 6 weeks of strikes by PCS members in Scotland fighting over weekend pay!! So strikes in National Museums Scotland have been suspended.

But strikes at 6 museums in Wales will still go ahead over Easter so now we need to go all out to support them!

Declaring ‘no confidence’ in management as strikes launched

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DONATIONS They urgently need money for their hardship fund so please make a donation too if you can
Bank: Unity Trust Bank
Account name: PCS Amgueddfa Cymru 107006 Branch
Account number: 20331827
Sort code: 08-60-01

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Disability campaigners occupy Parliament

Well done for the fantastic action by Disabled People Against the Cuts protesting against benefit cuts in parliament during Prime Ministers Question time.  See the BBC stopped from filming and John McDonnell addressing the protest!

More information and donate to DPAC here


Scottish museums crop


  • PCS NATIONAL MUSEUM WALES  Six museums on strike over Easter
  • PCS NATIONAL MUSUEMS SCOTLAND On strike for the next six weekends
  • JUNIOR DOCTORS On strike 6-8 and 26-28 April


NATIMuseum staff gathered outside the Swansea's National WaterfrontONAL MUSEUM WALES

Strikes were suspended in September but are now back on and need urgent support  BBC report here      Sign the petition         Post messages of support



Major escalation of PCS strikes over weekend pay

Six weeks of action will be held on

  • 26-27 March
  • 2-3 April
  • 9-10 April
  • 16-17 April
  • 23-24 April
  • 30 April – 1 May

Post messages of support here


Sheffield March and Rally to #SaveBISSheffield

09 April #SaveBISSheffield March and Rally with Mark Serwotka

Sheffield March and Rally to #SaveBISSheffield!

Saturday 09 April 12 noon Devonshire Green Sheffield

The Tories want to move Business, Innovation and Skills, the key driver of the Northern Powerhouse, to London – what a joke.

Join the march to save jobs – and to #KeepJobsLocal. Mark Serwotka PCS General Secretary will be speaking.

We could only succeed at National Gallery because we got the support of the whole union. So hope everyone who can gets behind our members fighting back in Sheffield.

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Sign the petition here



Refugees ARE welcome here !


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Great turn out for Stand Up to Racism demonstrations in England, Wales and Scotland. There were 20 demos across the world from New York to Greece to mark  UN Anti-racism day. Good to see PCS playing an active role.

PCS Elections 2016 – re-elect a fighting, campaigning leadership

From PCS Left Unity website pcs left unity logo

We are writing to request that you nominate and support Democracy Alliance candidates in this year’s 2016 National Executive Committee Elections to continue to lead this union. Under the leadership of the Democracy Alliance – an alliance between Left Unity and the PCS Democrats – PCS has continued to grow in strength and reputation as a fighting, campaigning, democratic union.

The Democracy Alliance led NEC has campaigned tirelessly against the Government’s “Austerity” agenda of sustained attack – an assault on jobs, pay, terms and conditions, along with increased workloads and privatisation.Working together with members and reps the Democracy Alliance NEC has achieved negotiated settlements which have protected members’ interests, including protecting many thousands from compulsory redundancy.

If we are to have any chance of victory in the face of the attack on Civil Service Jobs, Pay and terms and conditions then a strong leadership with a proven track record is required. Only a Democracy Alliance led NEC has the analysis and strategy capable of achieving such a victory.

It is likely the current NEC will be challenged by right wing candidates, who are the discredited “moderate” grouping now re-branded as 4themembers. They want us to return to a do-nothing policy of bowing down in the face of the Government’s attacks. They have campaigned in the past for NO votes in industrial action ballots and some of their candidates have argued that we can do nothing to stop the cuts and suggested partnership with a Tory government! Any gains we have won under the most difficult circumstances will be under threat if they ever returned to power.

The right wing are undemocratic and weak. They tried to prevent Mark Serwotka from taking office as General Secretary after he won his first  election and spend more time attacking their own union than the employer and the government. Only a Democracy Alliance led NEC is committed to implementing Conference policy and building a campaigning, democratic union. Given the scale of attacks from the Government a strong determined leadership is crucial. It is therefore vital the Democracy Alliance is once again returned to lead the union and defend members’ interest.

We urge every Branch to nominate the Democracy Alliance candidates (see attached leaflet) for use in your branch. If you want a strong union, please do your best to get your branch to nominate these candidates.

Show refugees are welcome 19 March: United Nations Anti-racism Day

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PCS is supporting the UN Anti-Racism Day on 19 March with demonstrations expected across the UK.

There will be major mobilisations in London, Scotland and Wales, organised by Unite Against Fascism, joining thousands in cities across Europe and around the world to say no to racism, Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism and the scapegoating of migrants and say yes to diversity and that refugees are welcome here.

PCS has a proud history of campaigning against racism and fascism and it is the union’s agreed policy to oppose racist and fascist organisations in our workplaces and communities. Our anti-racism and anti-fascism work carries a strong message that PCS does not tolerate or accept racism and fascism as it has no place in our union or society.

There is a major demo in London from noon – assemble at Portland Place, W1A 1AA for a march followed by a rally in Trafalgar Square.

PCS regional and national offices are organising transport, so contact your nearest office if you are interested in attending.

Get involved

Join the Facebook event, share it and invite your friends

Download the demo leaflet

Download an ‘I’m standing up to racism’ sign – take a picture of you holding it and tweet it @antiracismday

Tweet to #RefugeesWelcome #BlackLivesMatter

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