Cost of Living protests

On the 12th of February protests were held across the country against the Cost-of-living crisis being perpetrated against the people of the UK by the Tory Government.

In Newcastle, protesters gathered at the Monument to demand action from the Government and in a show of solidarity and support for workers staring down the barrel of cuts to stands of living and growing poverty.

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Cost of living crisis – we can’t pay

PCS members have long suffered under Tory austerity measures. For almost twelve years now we have seen pay cuts in real terms as inflation has increased and fell but never reached a lower percentage point than the 1% pay award, or the 0% freeze we have endured. Struggling to pay the bills, to buy the weekly shopping, visiting charity shops and foodbanks to keep family clothed and fed.

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The National Campaign – A Scottish Sector Perspective

The Scottish Sector has spent some years apart from the National Campaign because a number of years ago, Scottish Government who decide our pay took another direction after the then, Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, gave Governments backing for “Pay Restitution” for Scottish Civil Servants at the PCS Conference of Branches convened to decide our policy on the Referendum.

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