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  • 29/03/2014

    Draft MP letter


    Please find attached a draft letter template for protesting the recent job cuts announcement.

  • 4/12/2013

    Consultative ballot


    The BEC has called a consultative ballot of branch members to measure support for escalation of industrial action in furtherance of our disputes with HP over redundancies, pay, and the dismissal of the Branch Secretary.

  • 4/11/2013

    GEC by-election result


    The results of the our branch GEC delegate by-election are given in this article.

  • 10/10/2013

    GEC elections


    In the PCS members communique issued on 4th September notice was given of opening of nominations for the vacant position of Branch Delegate to the Group Executive Committee, with a deadline date of Wednesday 18th September.

  • 30/08/2013

    Knowledge transfer and work migration activities ban


    In the PCS members communique issued on 4th September notice was given of opening of nominations for the vacant position of Branch Delegate to the Group Executive Committee, with a deadline date of Wednesday 18th September.

  • 09/08/2013

    PCS fights compulsory redundancies at HP


    20 of our branch members received notice of compulsory redundancy dismissal last month. The union is demanding the withdrawal of the redundancy notices and the reinstatement of our colleagues. We took two days of strike action on 24/25 July in support of that demand and our other demands on job security.

  • 24/07/2013

    Picket report 24th July


    Many thanks to the many (25+) that turned out on a sunny July morning to populate the LSA picket lines.

    Please click 'read more' for a full report and photos.

  • 17/07/2013

    Strike Wed 24th and Thurs 25th July


    The PCS National Disputes Committee has given authorisation for resumption of industrial action, which had been suspended on 16th May 2013.

    Two days of strike action on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th July 2013 will take place and continuous action short of strike (Work to Rule) will resume with effect from Friday 26th July 2013.

  • 09/07/2013

    Petition for reinstatement of Branch Secretary


    The Branch Executive Committee calls on all members to sign the following petition to HP UK Managing Director Nick Wilson, demanding the reinstatement of our Branch Secretary, John Pearson.

  • 19/06/2013

    Ballot Result


    Please find the results of the ballot below:-

    1403 papers issued
    550 papers returned
    1 paper spoilt

  • 12/06/2013

    PCS demands reinstatement of Branch Secretary


    The PCS HP Group full time officer Alan Brown, sent the following communication to HP’s UK Labour Relations Manager on 7th June 2013.......

  • 04/06/2013

    Ballot of all PCS HP Group members


    A ballot of all members within the PCS HP Group is in the process of preparation and dates for the balloting period are expected to be announced this week.

  • 31/05/2013

    News Update


    Please read the Newsletter ahead of taking part in the ballot, details of which are still to be confirmed.

  • 21/05/2013

    Message from John Pearson


    I send my sincere thanks to all the members who have written messages of support to me over HP's action in suspending me.

    These messages are enormously encouraging.

  • 16/05/2013

    Suspension of Branch Secretary by HP


    We regret to inform you that HP have taken it upon themselves to suspend with immediate effect our Branch Secretary, John Pearson. The suspension is a result of John sending out the redundancies spreadsheet to you, the members.

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