Young members

Young members week 2013 landing page

Recruit a young member

Your branch can:

  • Target recruitment of young people by talking them and asking them to join the union
  • Invite young people to your branch meeting as an observer and ask them to become a young members' rep
  • Hold a stall in your workplace to talk to young members
  • Organise a workplace meeting focusing on issues affecting young members
  • Download the 'speech bubble' under YW week resources on the right-hand side of this page. Encourage members to fill one in and send us your photos of them holding the signs to youngmembers@pcs.org.uk

Send pictures and reports of your activity to youngmembers@pcs.org.uk

Any PCS member aged 27 and under can join the network. 

Sign up to the network or contact youngmembers@pcs.org.uk 

Workers Beer Company - volunteers

The young members network has successfully built up a network of young members in different workplaces and regions and we are continuing to build links with other trade unions and youth organisations.

PCS young members have bid for places with Workers Beer Company (WBC) for Glastonbury and Latitude festivals. (Places have yet to be confirmed). 

If you are interested in volunteering you will be required to work between 4-8 hours a day at a beer tent in one of the named music festivals we have places for. 

Volunteers for Glastonbury must be available from Tuesday 23 – Monday 29 June, and for Latitude – travel to site Wednesday 15/Thursday 16 July to leave Monday 20 July. 

If you would like to submit your details please read the following terms and conditions.

  • Last minute dropouts (less than 7 days notice) will affect our future allocations – so you must notify us 3 weeks before the event if you cannot attend or you will be charged £225.
  • Volunteers must be 18 years or over.
  • You must be reliable and honest and references will be required for each volunteer.
  • We will require up to date contact details before you will be considered as a volunteer.
  • You will need to adhere to the code of conduct – if you breach this we will be charged £225. This will not be paid by PCS but by YOU. (A breach can constitute failing to appear for your shift)

Each festival will have its own secure camping facilities with showers, toilets, canteen and a bar. From past experience volunteers will be provided with 2 meal vouchers per day and 2 drinks vouchers will be issued at the end of each shift worked which may be used at a nominated bar on the site or in the WBC Bar in campsite.  

If you are happy with all the terms and conditions and would still like to register your interest please email, Robert.thornton1@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, with the following details.

  • Which event(s) you are interested in working at (Glastonbury or Latitude)
  • PCS membership number 
  • A photo of yourself - this needs to be of your head and shoulders and in jpeg format no larger than 80kb
  • Full name
  • Date of Birth (to confirm you're over 18)
  • Address
  • Contact phone number
  • Contact email address
  • Next of kin and their contact details (in the rare event of an emergency)
  • Whether or not you have any mobility issues
  • In no more than 250 words - why you think you should be selected to represent PCS.

Young members application form

  YM joining form

If you require this form in an alternative format please contact Julie Young at PCS - juliey@pcs.org.uk

Young Members newsletter

The latest young members newsletter is available below:

  YMN Issue 2 May 2015

In this edition are articles on the general election, TUC youth conference, direct debit, and getting involved.

If you would like further information or are interested in getting involved in the young members network, please contact youngmembers@pcs.org.uk

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