Welcome back to the latest digital Activate, designed to give PCS activists the latest news and tools to help them organise, campaign and represent their members.

In this edition we look at the next stage of the pay campaign, which is being stepped up following the Treasury’s rejection of our submission to have the 1% pay cap lifted. The resistance on jobs cuts and office closures has been continuing, including a brilliantly attended parliamentary lobby over plans to shut down more than 100 DWP offices.

We also examine one of our major priorities for the next year – apprentices. Recruitment, rights protection, direct support with training and encouragement to become active in the union are all part of the picture.

And there’s some key information on dealing with members’ personal cases within the strict rules for lodging Employment Tribunal claims within three months.

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