With Fran Heathcote and Mark Serwotka at the helm, the Democracy Alliance NEC, has proven to be a strong and determined leadership over the past years.
Now, more than ever, that leadership is vital in order to face the challenges and attacks we are facing from the Tory government.
Despite the truly magnificent way that civil servants have responded to the pandemic gripping our country we are to be thanked with a pay freeze for the foreseeable future. Members across all government departments, including the devolved administrations, are risking their lives in order to ensure that vital services are maintained.
There is an alternative to the Tory slash and burn approach to Civil Servants. By campaigning with other unions, and building the widest possible alliances in societies and communities we will beat these attacks.
Our key priorities for the coming year must be
- Protect. the health and safety of our members who are providing essential services in the eye of the current COVID19 storm.
- Prioritise building union strength in the workplace and increase union membership/density.
- Campaign to end the pay freeze.
- Defend jobs, services, pensions and conditions.
- Oppose privatisation.
- Oppose office closures and the systematic destruction of services to the public.
- Continue to defend the Civil Service Compensation Scheme.
- Fight to defend the Welfare State.
- Promote equality and oppose discrimination.
- Continue to improve services to branches and activists.
- Defend members in the Commercial Sector.
PCS has become a union that negotiates from a position of strength, taking action when appropriate and, only then, with membership backing to achieve collective settlements.
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