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ENG: Mark Serwotka (born 26 April 1963) is the General Secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), the trade union for British civil servants. Political activity Serwotka became a union representative in 1980 and a personal case officer in 1995. In the 2000 election that saw Serwotka elected General Secretary, he initially faced two rival candidates: Hugh Lanning of the Membership First faction and the incumbent Barry Reamsbottom of the National Moderate Group. However, Reamsbottom did not secure the fifty branch nominations needed to appear on the ballot paper. Serwotka then beat Lanning with 41,000 to 33,000 votes. Serwotka was a member of Socialist Organiser in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He was later a supporter of the Socialist Alliance and then ...
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Mark Serwotka: Tax workers take action over jobs

Tax workers have launched a fresh wave of industrial action in a long-running dispute over job losses and privatisation. Members of the Public and Commercial Services union started weeks of action short of a strike, which will include a work to rule, in protest at Revenue and Customs job cuts. The union is also planning strike action in September as part of a campaign against cuts and plans to privatise parts of the service. General secretary Mark Serwotka said: "While millionaires in the cabinet wring their hands about the morality of tax avoidance, they are ploughing ahead with ...

Mark Serwotka: Jobcentre staff set for strike

Thousands of Jobcentre staff are due to go on strike in a long-running row over "oppressive working conditions and unrealistic targets". They claim that "draconian" conditions are preventing them from providing a decent service. PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: "With unemployment remaining high and our economy in the grip of recession, it is shameful that Jobcentre bosses are still refusing to let their staff provide the kind of help and advice that people need. Read more: Belfast Telegraph (13 August 2012)

Serwotka sellout sets seal on Olympic exploitation

Adam Ford on the PCS' aborted strike action, and the unions' Olympic failures. As women footballers were getting ready to unofficially kick off the London Olympics, the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union general secretary was preparing to bow to ruling class pressure, and call off a strike of workers in the Border Agency, Criminal Records Bureau, and the Identity and Passport Service. In doing so, darling of the fake left Mark Serwotka was setting the seal on years of collaboration between union officialdom and the London Olympics authorities. The aborted strike was originally ...

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Labour bars union chief Mark Serwotka from vote - Financial Times
Financial TimesLabour bars union chief Mark Serwotka from voteFinancial TimesThe leader of one of the UK's biggest trade unions has been blocked from voting in the Labour leadership contest after being told he does not share the party's values. Mark Serwotka, the general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services union, ...Labour leadership: Mark Serwotka of PCS union has vote rejectedBBC NewsLabour bans trade union head from voting in leadership electionThe GuardianThe great purge: PCS Union leader Mark Serwotka has Labour vote rejectedLondon Loves BusinessAOL UK -Lid Time - Weird News, Entertainment, News Headlines (blog)all 627 news articles »
Union chief Mark Serwotka barred from voting in Labour leadership contest - Mirror.co.uk
Mirror.co.ukUnion chief Mark Serwotka barred from voting in Labour leadership contestMirror.co.ukMark Serwotka, leader of one of the UK's biggest trade unions, has been denied a vote in the Labour leadership election. The general secretary of the the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union, signed up as an affiliated supporter and was sent a ...Trade union leader Mark Serwotka banned from voting in Labour leadership electionThe IndependentLeader of UK's biggest trade union denied vote in Labour leadership contestITV NewsLabour leadership: Burnham, Cooper and Kendall demand extra checks on votersThe GuardianBelfast Telegraphall 638 news articles »
HMRC 'still failing UK taxpayers', MPs complain - BBC News
BBC NewsHMRC 'still failing UK taxpayers', MPs complainBBC News"It has been abundantly clear for years that the department has cut too many staff and that services are suffering," its general secretary Mark Serwotka said. "The department needs major investment backed by a real political commitment to tackle tax ...and more »
Double Whammy Pay and Tax Credit Cuts for Public Servants - Huffington Post UK
Huffington Post UKDouble Whammy Pay and Tax Credit Cuts for Public ServantsHuffington Post UKIt is so grotesque you have to almost marvel at the way the Tories claim in one breath to be the party of working people and in the next try to justify cutting billions of pounds from tax credits. Entirely unsurprisingly all the analysis shows cutting ...

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