The PCS Home Office group deals with issues specifically affecting members in these areas:
The Home Office, including HM Passport Office, has served notice that it is going to stop you paying your union subscriptions via your pay slip (check-off). You need to act now to retain your union membership.
The withdrawal of check-off is a politically motivated attack to bust our union. We must not let them shut our union down in the Home Office and HMPO.
PCS has written to the Home Office to express our opposition to this. However every member needs to make sure they complete a direct debit mandate now.
If members fail to complete a direct debit mandate by the time the Home Office removes the check-off facility then there is the potential that PCS will cease to exist in the Home Office. You will have no representation and the employer will be able to run riot over your terms and conditions and railroad through every divisive and detrimental policy. There will be no proper branch structures with local union reps and you will have limited protection from these attacks as we will not be in a position to organise any proper form of defence.
It is absolutely crucial to the union’s future that members in the Home Office including the Passport Office and DBS play their part in helping to protect our union against these attacks by providing PCS with the necessary direct debit details today.
Completing a Direct Debit mandate only takes a couple of minutes, but in doing so you will be playing your part in making sure the attacks don’t succeed and PCS continues to be an effective voice in the workplace. All you need is your bank sort code and account number.
Make the switch, secure our future