Yorkshire and the Humber region

YandH MapThere are just over 12,000 PCS members and representatives who live and work in Yorkshire, north and north east Lincolnshire, in the 52 branches comprising the Yorkshire and the Humber region.

These pages offer information to members and representatives about the region and and its committee.

 


News

Support PCS Pay Day protests 31 March 2017

PCS Branches across the country from every department are holding pay day protests on Friday 31 March.

There are three big regional events on 31 March at:

Leeds: Town Hall, Headrow at 12.30
Sheffield: Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) office, Norfolk Street at 12.30
Newcastle: Benton Park View, main entrance NE98 1ZZ at 12.15

Email PCS with your photos/stories

If you have organised a pay day protest in your branch, please email photos/stories to web@pcs.org.uk.  If using social media, then use hashtags #m31 #PayUp.  Please also copy to northern@pcs.org.uk for regional facebook pages.

Some PCS members report that by the end of each month they face difficult choices between paying bills and putting food on the table.  Please let us know:

  • What have you had to do to make ends meet?
  • If yours is a 'just about managing' family, what does that mean in reality?
  • What would an inflation-busting pay rise mean for you?

Please email your stories to editor@pcs.org.uk


PCS Samba Band are marching to support our NHS - Join them Saturday 1 April in Leeds

The fantastic PCS Samba Band will be leading the Yorkshire March to Fund our NHS this Saturday 1 April in Leeds.

All are welcome to join the March.  Assemble outside the Art Gallery, Headrow at 11:30am for the March with a rally to follow.  Please come and show your support.


Please sign petition to Save York Barracks

If York's barracks close, the city will lose 1,400 skilled jobs. This will have a significant impact on the local economy and the local community. Please support by signing the online petition.


Please sign petitions against DWP office closures in Yorkshire and the Humber

As you will be aware, the government has announced a swathe of office closures in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), including several in our region.The DWP GEC, PCS branches, reps and members are campaigning against many of these closures. Petitions have been created as part of this campaign.

Please support staff in these offices by signing the petitions below:

Save Eastern Avenue Jobcentre (Sheffield)

Save Shipley Jobcentre

Thank you for your support


TUC 2017 LGBT Conference

The 2017 TUC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Conference will be held in Congress House, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3LS from Thursday 6 July 2017 to Friday 7 July 2017.

The Y&H TUC can send one observer to the Conference, who will not have voting rights.

If regional committee members would like to nominate a PCS colleague to attend the conference on behalf of the regional TUC please send Simon Elliott the name of the nominee by Monday 3 April to enable us to meet the TUC's deadline.

The regional TUC will cover expenses for the observer, and child care facilities can be made available if required.  The venue is full DDA.  A decision will be taken at 11 April TUC Executive Committee meeting.

Nominations should be emailed to simon@pcs.org.uk


Helping branches with AGMs – Getting PCS better organised

You should by now have made arrangements for your branch Annual General Meeting (AGM). Your AGM is an important meeting. The Leeds PCS Regional Office can help if you need it.

We want to use Branch AGMs to work with you to help with promoting the union, getting PCS better organised and discussing how we can recruit non-members to join PCS.

1. We can help you with advice if you are new to organising an AGM.

2. We can help promote the union with leaflets, posters, promotional materials and information about membership benefits.

3. We can help gather members contact details.

4. We can work with you to plan recruitment of non-members and Advocates.

5. We can help arrange guest speakers.

If you want help with any of these please contact leeds@pcs.org.uk

You may also get advice about arranging your AGM here.


Campaigns


PCS Yorkshire and Humber region on social media

The region now has a Facebook, Twitter and Flickr presence so add us as a friend and follow us to get our updates.

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