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  • : Compensation scheme update - 3 November
    Members will be aware that PCS are continuing to fight the proposed changes to the civil service compensation scheme (CSCS). We are continuing with our parliamentary work and campaigning and still hope to make further progress with the Cabinet Office.
  • : PCS supports the striking firefighters
    PCS is supporting the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) in their dispute in London over the imposition of new contracts. PCS members are urged to show solidarity with FBU members taking action and visit local picket lines this Friday, 5 November.
  • : A week of activity
    Nearly fifty branches participated in activity and recruitment as part of young workers week 2010. On 27 September to 03 October, the week highlighted the need for young people in our workplaces and communities to unite around a common programme ? opposition to cuts and a decent future for young people.
  • : For the benefit of all
    The media and many politicians paint a horrendous image of people claiming benefits,that there are two categories - the ?deserving? and ?undeserving? poor in their justification for making ?fair? cuts. One young member provides a glimpse of what life?s like for those on benefits and warns of the consequences these cuts will have on jobs and communities.
  • : A woman's place is in the struggle
    New equality legislation coming into force goes some way to addressing issues around equal treatment in the workplace. At the same time, a recent film in cinemas highlights one of the toughest battles ever faced by Women workers for equal pay. ?Made in Dagenham? focuses on the historic fight by Ford Women machinists in 1968. In light of the imminent cuts, YM organiser Tracy Edwards looks at this important movement and explains why the lessons are still relevant today.
Pink News Pink Paper
  • Fri, 05 Nov 2023 17:18:33 +0000: Mid-term exit polls suggest a third of gay voters backed Republicans
    Exit polls from this week's US mid-term elections suggest that almost a third of gay voters backed the Republican party.


  • Fri, 05 Nov 2023 16:39:41 +0000: Lesbian MEP accuses UKIP of homophobia
    A lesbian MEP for the West Midlands claims that UKIP discriminated against her on the grounds of her sexual orientation. Nikki Sinclaire was elected as a UKIP MEP last year but fell out with the party in January when she refused to sit with its EFD allies in the European Parliament.


  • Fri, 05 Nov 2023 15:36:21 +0000: Comment: When did gay men stop fighting HIV?
    Scott Roberts argues that campaigners angry about the gay blood ban are missing the bigger picture and that the gay community should be enraged at the continuing gulf of health inequality around HIV and AIDS.


  • Fri, 05 Nov 2023 14:27:32 +0000: Mum’s defence of cross-dressing 5-year-old becomes internet hit
    A US mother has become an internet hit for defending her decision to let her son dress as a girl for Halloween. Missouri blogger Sarah wrote: "He's gay. Or he’s not. I don’t care. He is still my son."


  • Fri, 05 Nov 2023 13:28:33 +0000: Ian McKellen: Don’t call me ‘Sir’
    Veteran gay actor Ian McKellen has revealed that he does not like using his title of 'Sir', despite being knighted in 1991. The Lord of the Rings star was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Savannah Film Festival yesterday.


  • Sun, 07 Nov 2023 09:21:01 +0000: Waxworks of gay icon Lady Gaga to be unveiled
    Larger-than-life pop star and gay icon Lady Gaga will soon be seen in eight locations around the world as a series of waxworks are set to be unveiled, Madame Tussauds has announced.
  • Sun, 07 Nov 2023 09:16:11 +0000: High-profile gay bishop to retire
    Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States, has announced his plans to retire in 2013 during an address to his New Hampshire diocese on Saturday.
  • Sat, 06 Nov 2023 10:30:51 +0000: Gay marriage campaigner launches Nepal's first queer travel company
    Nepal's first gay travel company launched yesterday with the aim of organising tours and providing wedding ceremonies for queer couples in the Himalayan destination, which does not currently recognise same-sex marriage.
  • Sat, 06 Nov 2023 09:37:33 +0000: Gay rights group protest against Berlusconi comments
    Italian gay rights group Arcigay will protest today against comments made by its Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that it is "better to admire beautiful women than be gay".
  • Sat, 06 Nov 2023 09:11:55 +0000: UKIP MEP claims she was forced out for being a lesbian
    A UK Independence Party MEP, who was prevented from standing as a candidate for the anti-EU group, is taking the party to the High Court because she claims she was discriminated against for being a lesbian.
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