By a PCS conference delegate
PCS Conference today overwhelmingly passed policy re-affirming the union’s commitment to free movement.
In proposing the composite motion, General Secretary of PCS Mark Serwotka described how free movement – not just across Europe but the world – should be a principle of the union movement. Serwotka also criticised those in the TUC who do not share the principle.
In a long debate, delegates representing workers across the civil service, including those from the Border Agency and immigration officials, spoke in support of the position.
It should not be underestimated how important it is that the union and the reps representing immigration workers are in support of free movement. Other unions in the TUC who unfortunately buy into some of the arguments for restricting immigration should take note.
We look forward to Mark Serwotka pushing PCS’s policy at the top of the labour movement when he takes over as the President of the TUC next year.