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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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Talks underway to avert national rail strike on Thursday - Somerset County Gazette
Somerset County GazetteTalks underway to avert national rail strike on ThursdaySomerset County GazetteConfirmed speakers include PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka, FBU general secretary Matt Wrack, BFAWU general secretary Ronnie Draper and anti-blacklisting campaigner Dave Smith Join us at the conference! www.shopstewards.net www.tusc.org.ukand more »
Trade union leaders set to speak out at Croydon Assembly - Croydon Advertiser
Croydon AdvertiserTrade union leaders set to speak out at Croydon AssemblyCroydon AdvertiserThe assembly will be opened by Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union, which represents civil servants. Other speakers include included Philippa Harvey, president of the National Union of Teachers; Matt Wrack, ...
Hundreds take part in National Gallery rally - BBC News
BBC NewsHundreds take part in National Gallery rallyBBC NewsArtists Grayson Perry, Mark Wallinger, Ryan Gander and Peter Kennard have signed a separate letter calling for a halt to privatisation plans, according to the union. PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: "The National Gallery is a much-loved ...Two thousand-strong rally sends defiant message to National Gallery bossesSocialist WorkerDemo over gallery privatisation bidBT.comall 26 news articles »
PCS boss urges unions to 'fight like never before' - BBC News
BBC NewsPCS boss urges unions to 'fight like never before'BBC NewsThe leader of the biggest civil service union has urged trade unions to join forces to head off attacks from the new Conservative government. "We don't have to accept defeat as an inevitable state of affairs for the next five years," Mark Serwotka told ...Britain faces mass strike action as Osborne prepares spending cutsTelegraph.co.ukFactCheck: would PR have prevented more austerity?Channel 4 News (blog)Union calls for online strike ballotsBBC NewsBelfast Telegraph -ITV Newsall 76 news articles »

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