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LU statement on state collusion against trade unionist activists

STATEMENT FROM THE LEFT UNITY NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON STATE COLLUSION IN TRADE UNIONS On Monday 13th March, The Morning Star newspaper led with an article entitled “Thatcher’s War on the Unions”, based on Cabinet Office papers released under the 30

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March to defend DWP Vinovium House, Bishop Auckland

The Left Unity-led PCS DWP Group Executive Committee continue to provide full support to branches and offices campaigning against closure. Vinovium House in Bishop Auckland is one of the eleven hotspot sites across DWP in Scotland, England and Wales where

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London Mayor opposes DWP office closures

PCS’ DWP group executive committee has received a copy of the letter from Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, to Damian Hinds, Minister of State for Employment, on the closure of the DWP offices in London. In particular, the London Mayor

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Our NHS is not for sale – unions must fight back

Written report from PCS Left Unity member Angela Grant Vote for Angela for NEC and DWP Assistant Secretary Arriving at the “Save our NHS” demo, I was first in awe, and absolute elation, at our ability to mobilise such numbers

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Mark Serwotka speaks: the time for coordinated action is now

PCS is the outstanding advocate amongst the trade unions for a workers’ movement which is prepared to fight back against austerity. At every point, the elected leaders of PCS have stood up to attack the cuts to public services implemented by

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Jobstown: Not Guilty – trade unions must oppose criminal injustice

One of the crucial things which PCS Annual Delegate Conference does each year, as well as taking the decisions which will ensure our National Executive Committee carries out the will of union members, is remind us all that our struggle

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Unite to defend our offices – petition and rally to defend Bishop Auckland

Campaign update – Bishop Auckland office As part of the DWP “People and Locations Programme”, the proposal to close the DWP site at Bishop Auckland was announced to staff on 26 January 2017. Our Left Unity-led Group Executive Committee (GEC)

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Glasgow PCS opposes DWP office closures

PCS national President Janice Godrich and PCS NEC member Ian Pope spoke at a meeting of the campaign to oppose the closure of DWP offices in Glasgow on Saturday 18th February. Joined by Bobby Young, from the Group Executive Committee

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Left Unity-led GEC builds campaign to oppose office closures

DWP Group President Fran Heathcote called an emergency meeting of the Group Executive Committee on 16/02/17. Reports were heard from all of the DWP regional briefings, which had been attended by Fran, Vice President Martin Cavanagh, Asst. Secretary Sam Hall

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Elect a fighting, socialist leadership of DWP Group

The key task for 2017 will be the building of a campaign that will defend the jobs of our members, will protect public services and will fight for the social security system which our members want. This is why it

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PCS Left Unity

Left Unity is a faction within the Public & Commercial Services Union (PCS) that is represented at every level of the union, from branches and workplaces to the National Executive Committee. We believe in a democratic and fighting union and have a proud history within PCS and its predecessor unions in delivering for members.