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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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NAO urges action on Whitehall diversity - Public Finance
Civil Service WorldNAO urges action on Whitehall diversityPublic FinanceMark Serwotka, general secretary of the PCS trade union that represents civil servants, said there was a need to do more to ensure the top rank of government officials reflected society. “We have consistently raised these issues with the Cabinet Office ...Hold perm secs to account on civil service diversity or risk backsliding, says ...Civil Service WorldGovernment urged to improve diversity in Civil ServiceAsian Imageall 7 news articles »
Britain: 250000 protest against austerity - Kick out the Tories! Kick out ... - In Defense of Marxism
In Defense of MarxismBritain: 250000 protest against austerity - Kick out the Tories! Kick out ...In Defense of MarxismWith the exception of Mark Serwotka's suggestions – for joint industrial action, and an appeal for everyone to sign up as an official Labour supporter in order to vote for Jeremy Corbyn – very little was offered by any of the main speakers, other than ...and more »
Mark Serwotka: 'I read on Twitter eight weeks ago that I was dead' - The Guardian
Mark Serwotka: 'I read on Twitter eight weeks ago that I was dead'The GuardianPCS union boss Mark Serwotka needs a heart transplant. Until he gets it, his blood is pumped by a gadget worn on his belt. For the first time, he tells the incredible story of his shocking collapse – and calls for strikes on austerity ...and more »
Union leader Mark Serwotka: I'm being kept alive by an electronic device – video - The Guardian
Union leader Mark Serwotka: I'm being kept alive by an electronic device – videoThe GuardianThe leader of one of Britain's biggest trade unions reveals exclusively to the Guardian that he is being kept alive by an electronic device strapped to a belt around his waist. Mark Serwotka has suffered heart and kidney failures and is awaiting a ...

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