Tag Archives: PCS

More ineffective strike action 2

Those of you who have read my blog in the past will know my opinions of strikes and votes on them in relation to public sector pensions over the last couple of years. For a long time (even going back to before my student union days), I have felt that many unions are far too […]

The union definition of a majority 3

In yesterday’s blog post, I looked at the decision by the Public and Commercial Services Union to go on strike. I also noted the support of other trade unions. However, I pointed out the fact that whilst these unions claim there was a ‘clear majority’ of the members who support the action, these so-called majorities […]

Strikes and the wonder of Democracy

Yesterday (June 15th), the Public and Commercial Services Union (the PCS) announced the results of a ballot of it’s members. They were asked whether they wanted to go on strike over changes to public sector pensions that would mean increased contributions (this PCS article goes into more detail). These changes were proposed after recommendations made […]