The PCS young members’ charter was agreed at the inaugural young members’ forum in York in January 2006.
It has since been presented to the national executive committee who are asking all groups and branches to work towards achieving its aims.
The document below sets out the overall demands and priorities for young people in PCS and is the 2009 updated version.
The young members’ network calls on the whole of the union to meet these demands and actively encourage the next generation of activists in PCS.
casual workers should have terms and conditions equal to those of permanent staff
We support the PCS policy on casualisation.
We will organise and campaign on casual workers’ issues.
We resolve to build union membership and activity to win recognition.
We will campaign to:
We support the establishment of young members’ advisory committees (YMACs) in groups and national branches.
We believe all areas of the union should encourage and support the involvement of under-represented groups.
We will work with the union’s equalities forums to ensure that young members’ issues are represented and equalities forums issues are represented in the young members’ network.
We support affordable childcare provision.
We resolve to:
We resolve to expose and challenge all prejudices and campaign against far right parties in the UK by working with anti fascist organisations and by using campaigns such as PCS make your vote count to challenge the legitimacy of far right parties during election periods.
We will make anti fascist campaigning a key area of work for the young members' network.
We will campaign: