PCS petition for fair pay

PCS petition for fair pay

At the request of Bristol PCS members Bristol Trades Union Council are asking you to show your anger at the decision by the Tory government to freeze public sector pay in the recent spending review by signing the PCS petition for fair pay.

The PCS petition for fair pay for UK government workers has seen a surge in popularity over the last few days as anger grows at the public sector pay freeze and they are well on our way to their target of 100,000 signatures.

The petition reached 91,000 signatures by Thursday 26th November with a surge in recent days following the Tory chancellor Rishi Sunak announcement, in the spending review, that there will be a public sector pay freeze for millions of workers. Jeremy Corbyn and other MPs have shared the petition on their social media accounts and urging people to sign and share it.

A pay freeze would be a slap in the face for millions of public sector workers who have worked hard to keep vital services running during the pandemic and who have suffered over a decade of pay restraint.

It is therefore crucial that we support PCS members and others who will suffer from this pay freeze by showing our disgust at the plans by signing and sharing the PCS online petition for fair pay for UK government workers and by reaching 100,000 signatures force MPs to debate the issue in parliament.

For more information about the campaign and a link to the petition visit PCS pay petition passes 90000 signatures

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Key Workers Summit

Key Workers Summit

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 – 19:00 to 21:00

Summit will be held on Zoom

The Gloucester & District, Bristol and Bath Trades Councils invite friends, activists and other interested trade unionists to a Key Workers Summit where we will hear from key workers on the front lines. Our aim is to begin a broad discussion on how we can bring together trade unionists and trades councils in the South West to start thinking about what a campaign or campaigns could look like, to win for key workers. We will seek to identify ways of moving public focus back onto key workers, explore opportunities to collectively organise and to strengthen participation and activity in local Trade Councils

Do you remember a time not so long ago when we came to realise that society relied on groups of workers who were previously taken for granted? Workers in jobs that were often considered to be low skilled, of low status and with little respect or appreciation. We came to call them KEY WORKERS.

Although lauded during the lockdown, applauded each week by the public and the Prime Minister , this public expression of appreciation has not resulted in improvements to their pay and conditions, or the respect they receive from some members of the public.

There remain far too many workers in critical, unsung occupations who are poorly paid , often requiring in work benefits to get by. At the start of the year, the TUC found over 2 million key workers in Britain were on the minimum wage; ¾ of them in the private sector. Many of these workers are also in precarious employment, stuck on insecure work contracts with few benefits and treated appallingly.

Key workers have more than proved their worth during the pandemic. As trade unionists, we have always spoken up for workers who provide vital services to our communities and have always fought for better terms and conditions, and pay that truly reflects their high skills and value. This is a cause for which trades unions must continue to be active.

To get involved, and help win a better deal for our key workers, click on the link below to register.

TUC webpage of events: Key Workers Summit

Details can also be found on facebook Key Workers Summit
A flyer for the event can be downloaded click here >>>> Key Workers Summit

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