Disability Rights campaigns unite with Boycott Workfare to call on PCS to ballot members on non-cooperation and sanctions

 

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Posted: June 9th 2014

Members of PCS union work for the DWP and job centres so are involved in the day to day delivery of workfare and sanctions. Members have shown they oppose it by voting for national policy against workfare and sanctions.

Now Disabled People Against Cuts, Black Triangle and Boycott Workfare are asking them to use their power to help put a stop to these punitive measures. 

Disabled People Against Cuts, Black Triangle and Boycott Workfare joint statement on PCS Union and non-cooperation:

1. We note that motion A81 that recently passed at the PCS conference makes reference to the PCS Union working with Disabled People Against Cuts and Black Triangle. (1)

2. We note that motions E340-E342 submitted by DWP branches also called for the PCS to work with Boycott Workfare, but that references to Boycott Workfare were dropped by the NEC from motion A81. (1)

3. Black Triangle and Disabled People Against Cuts wish to express their solidarity with Boycott Workfare who we believe have organised a broad based and successful campaign against workfare and sanctions.

4. We note that the legal advice received by the PCS in 2013 accepted that the tactic of non-cooperation could be used as part of a campaign of industrial action consisting of action short of a strike. (2)

5. We note that the PCS currently have a live mandate for industrial action and will be consulting members on 12th June about coordinated strike action. (3)

6. Disabled People Against Cuts, Black Triangle and Boycott Workfare therefore call on the PCS NEC to consult members on adopting a tactic of non-cooperation with workfare and sanctions.

Support our call for PCS to ballot for non-cooperation on sanctions and workfare: 

  • Get in contact with your local branches and ask them to raise it with their union.

References:

(1) http://www.pcs.org.uk/download.cfm?docid=3FBA9F5E-D8B1-4164-AA1B7CF5C50F3E33
(2) http://www.pcs.org.uk/download.cfm?docid=C20641E2-9DE4-4FFE-8E11590CCB7E0F51 (Motion A533)
(3) http://www.pcs.org.uk/en/news_and_events/pcs_comment/index.cfm/vote-yes-in-pcs-ballot-for-fair-pay

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12 Responses to Disability Rights campaigns unite with Boycott Workfare to call on PCS to ballot members on non-cooperation and sanctions

  1. bobchewie says:

    long overdue something is needed to stop this idiocy affecting everyone

  2. Humanity2012 says:

    Social Justice Not Social Slavery

    Help the Poor Not Hurt the Poor

  3. Mary johnson says:

    Bout time something was done too many people dying going hungry

  4. GEOFF REYNOLDS says:

    LEOPARDS NEVER CHANGE THEIR SPOTS, PCS IS AN OUT OF CONTROL STATE SPONSORED KILLING MACHINE.

    “THEY HAVE LAID TO REST MORE BODIES, TEN TIMES MORE THAN WERE LOST ON THE DAY FOLLOWING THE NORMANDY LANDINGS”

    EFFECTIVELY, THEY HAVE BECOME AN ELITE ASSASSINATION SQUAD OF THE DWP, HANDING OUT SANCTIONS AT AN UNPRECEDENTED SCALE TO MARRY UP TO THE TARGETS SET BY THEIR MASTERS………….

    HUMAN FEELINGS WENT OUT OF THE WINDOW YEARS AGO, CLAIMANTS TREATED LIKE PURE SHIT, DAY IN, DAY OUT.

    THE STAFF HAVE INDEED, BECOME ZOMBIES, ALIENATED FROM THE EVIL THEY COMMIT, HARDENED TO DENY BASIC HUMAN NEEDS TO THOSE MOST IN NEED.

    ONCE YOU OVERCOME THE FIRST FEW ATROCITIES, THE INTENSITY OF HATRED ESCALATES TO A FEVER PITCH, THE THIRST TO COMMIT MORE EVIL TAKING OVER FROM NORMAL HUMAN EMOTION.

    YOU CANNOT EXPECT A DOG WHIPPED INTO SUBMISSION BY A CRUEL OWNER TO SUDDENLY REBEL.
    THE PCS IS A SPINELESS ORGANISATION REIGNED BY AN EQUALLY SPINELESS INDIVIDUAL, SERWOTKA.

    SERWOTKA IS WHAT I WOULD CALL A FIRM’S MAN, WEARING TWO HATS AND LOOKING FOR HIS JUST REWARD, PROBABLY A KNIGHTHOOD…………………………..

    “UNION PRINCIPLES ARE ALWAYS BUILT ON THE WAY IT’S MEMBERS TREAT OTHERS, SADLY THE PCS ABANDONED THIS ASPECT WHEN THEY GAVE ALLEGIANCE TO THE CRAZED KILLERS THAT ULTIMATELY CONTROL THEM”

    THE PCS ARE GUILTY OF MANY THINGS, BUT PRETENDING TO SHOW REMORSE FOR THEIR SICKENING ACTIONS IS NOTHING SHORT OF PRETENCE.
    UNITY IS BASED ON SOLIDARITY, THESE COCKSUCKERS HAVE NOT AN OUNCE OF SOLIDARITY, ALREADY COWERING TO THEIR MASTERS PROJECTED TARGETS, WEASELS ON A PIANO WIRE………..

    PASSING RESOLUTIONS AT A CONFERENCE IS SO EASY……………..

    FAR EASIER THAN UPSETTING THE BIG BAD WOLF THAT BREATHES DOWN YOUR NECK AT WORK.

    SPINELESS WOULD BE A COMPLIMENT, THE PCS ARE MORE AFRAID OF HAVING THEIR PERSONAL MONEY STOPPED AS THOSE THEY DO IT TO, ON A DAILY BASIS…………………..

  5. Humanity2012 says:

    Millionaire Politician’s Know Nothing about Poverty and Deprivation and Picking on the Vulnerable is Totally Un Ethical.

    The Country Need’s a Government that will bring about a Caring Socialist State and Society Not be a Puppet of Big Business Slave Labour Pushers .

    The Nazi Tyrant Adolf Hitler kowtowed to Big Business to come to Power and the
    Nazi’s Victimised the Poor and Vulnerable.

    It is Not Welfare that need’s cutting it is Tax Break’s for the Rich and MPS Expenses .

    It is Understandable if the Poor feel Utterly Alienated when Politic’s is Dominated by The I Am All Right Jack Rich and Welfare Policy Reflect’s that UnJust Domination by the I Am All Right Jack Rich.

    It is Important that their is a Strong Voice to the Poor and Vulnerable and Stand’s Up to Ignoramus Tabloids over Welfare

  6. carl says:

    Closer and closer to state sponsored elimination of the poor, disabled, and those who support them.

  7. Humanity2012 says:

    Enough is Enough of the Victimisation of the Poor and Knowledge

    The Underdog need’s a Voice and it is Warfare that we Need an End
    and the Welfare State to be Restored in a Caring State and Society

    Burying the Head in the Sand like an Ostrich is what let the
    Nazi’s Get Away with their Tyranny Evil and Oppression

    Social Justice Yes Oppression and Slavery No

  8. Humanity2012 says:

    Present Glorification of Warmongering against Iraq Iran Syria Afganistan and Russia Need’s to be Opposed

    People get Used by the System as Cannon Fodder in HM Armed Forces and when they come
    Back often get Left to Suffer including being Homeless Hardly a Reward For Serving
    ” Queen and Country ” .

    The World has seen Enough World Wars and Need to see No More World Wars..

    The West has been More an Aggressor than Iraq Iran Syria and Russia .

    Equally Military Conscription and Islamophobia have to be Opposed as Well.

    Present Glorification of Warmongering against Iraq Iran Syria Afganistan and Russia Need’s to be Opposed

    People get Used by the System as Cannon Fodder in HM Armed Forces and when they come Back often get Left to Suffer including being Homeless Hardly a Reward For Serving ” Queen and Country ” .

    The World has seen Enough World Wars and Need to see No More World Wars..

    The West has been More an Aggressor than Iraq Iran Syria and Russia .

    Warfare Kills Welfare Helps

    Equally Military Conscription and Islamophobia have to be Opposed as Well.

  9. Humanity2012 says:

    Housing Associations Need to be Held Accountable or they should be Abolished
    and Housing Stock given Back to Local Councils

  10. Humanity2012 says:

    Instead of this Nazi State and Nasty Society we Need a Nicer State and
    Nicer Society as I am Totally Pissed Off with the Totalitarianism of this
    ” Democratic Society ” and the Nihilism of the Selfish Townie Trance

  11. Humanity2012 says:

    No to Neo Nazism No to Neo Liberalism Yes to Social Justice

  12. Humanity2012 says:

    Human Dignity For the Poor and Vulnerable Not Nazi Style Degradation