Associate and Retired Members

The Associate and Retired Members' association (ARMS) provides services and information for members of the union who have retired or moved on to other jobs where PCS does not operate and who wish to keep in touch.

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Action for Rail
The National Pensioners' Convention (NPC), to which ARMS is affiliated, is supporting the TUC organised ‘Action for Rail’ campaign and is asking affiliates to participate in the following activities:

  • Beeching Anniversary Day of Action (27 March). This week there will be a national day of action to mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of the Beeching Report. The focus of the day of action will be to raise awareness about the potential for service and staff cuts resulting from the government’s call for cuts to rail industry costs of £3.5bn by 2019.
  • Disabled and Older Passengers Day of Action (24 April). This will highlight the impact of de-staffing of trains, stations and ticket offices on passengers with mobility and access issues, focussing on disabled passengers and older people.

Meeting of ARMS national committee

The National Committee met on 6 March.The guest speaker was Jeff Evans, head of the new PCS ‘Department of the Regions & Nations’.

Jeff told the meeting that responsibility for ARMS was now part of his remit because there is a strong link between ARMS and the regions, which he hoped would become stronger.

He sees ARMS as an integral part of PCS and his department will be looking to expand its role and membership in the future. A good discussion then followed about the ARMS ‘Review’ being undertaken by Peter Harris and the improvements needed to re-energise our work.

ARMs regional AGMs

Forthcoming AGMs being held regionally:

  • Northern - Friday 11 April 1.00 pm, PCS Northern regional office, Transport House, John Dobson Street, Newcastle, NE1 8TW. Regular meeting to be held prior to AGM at 11.00 am.

  • Eastern - Thursday 6  March 2014 12.00 pm, Meeting Room, Nelson Hotel (near Norwich Rail Station) London

  • Midlands - Thursday 20 February 2.00 pm PCS Midlands Regional Centre, 16 Waterloo Street, Birmingham B2 5UG Guest speaker: Andrew Lloyd
  • North West - Monday 3 March 11.15 am, Council for Voluntary Services (CVS) Offices, Guild Hall Arcade, Lancaster Rd. PRESTON 
  • Northern Ireland - Thursday 23 January 2014
  • Scotland - Thursday 6 March 11.00 am, PCS Office, John Smith House, 145 West Regent Street, Glasgow
  • South East - 20 February 2014 PCS HQ from 1.00 pm (light buffet available from 12.30 pm) Guest speaker is Andrew Lloyd
  • South West - Tuesday 11 March 2014 White Ensign Club, South Street, Exeter EX1 1ED
  • Wales - Tuesday 11 March 2014 Guest speaker: Andrew Lloyd PCS Wales Boardroom
  • Yorkshire - Monday 3 March 2014 PCS Regional Office, 3rd floor, Town Centre House, Merrion Centre, Leeds LS2 8LY, starting at 11.30am.


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