The Tories’ plan to axe 91,000 civil service jobs is only the latest in a long line of attacks proving the contempt in which they hold working people – and making the case for a fightback clearer than ever.
After years of stagnant wages, public sector workers won’t take the cost of living crisis lying down – it’s time to fight for the pay rises staff deserve, writes Mark Serwotka
Right-wing efforts to blame civil servants for the HGV shortage or the Afghanistan crisis are as absurd as they are desperate – and they won’t stop PCS backing its members.
Public sector workers were at the frontline of the Covid crisis, but instead of a reward they’ve been given a pay freeze – just one of many attacks on the living standards of working people in the latest Tory Budget.
Public sector workers have kept society running through Covid-19, only to be forced to bear the cost with a pay freeze. PCS union will be exploring all options to fight back – including industrial action.
The poorest areas of England have suffered twice as many Covid-19 deaths as the richest – now, they are denied proper funding to survive the winter. It’s time to fight back against a government that is entrenching inequality.