A email circulated to PCS union members.
We have organised a number of meetings to talk about the coming events in November and beyond.
Already in our branch, members are feeling the effects of the attacks on public services. We have seen the utter chaos of the selection exercises and alongside, we are expected to pay more, work longer, and get less. Check out the pension’s calculator on the PCS website to find out how much you stand to lose:
We would urge you all to take a small amount of time out to participate in these meetings. This struggle is not only for our own pensions, jobs, terms and conditions, but a fight to save the dismantling of the welfare state itself.
This legacy was passed to us from our parents and their parents. Free education, health care, decent housing, jobs, pay and pensions along with decent local services for our communities were established over generations; recent Governments have undermined these basic tenets – we must stop the rot.
Let’s not be the first generation to pass a handful of nothing to our kids and grandkids. Let’s not go quietly like lambs to the slaughter; let’s fight for our pensions and jobs. Let’s fight for our children’s future and to respect those who have gone before us, who created the welfare state.
They gamble, you lose?
Don’t let them get away with it. Try to get along to one of our meetings (details below). Time to stand up and be counted.
Thursday 24th November 12:30 – 13.15
Sheaf Island pub (Wetherspoons), Ecclesall Road about 5 minutes walk from Kings Court and Porterbrook House. (Speaker tba)
Thursday 24th November 12:15-13.00 and 13.15-14.00
Red Deer, Mappin Street about 5/10 minutes walk from Mayfield Court, Rockingham and Steel City House. (Speaker tba)"