Associate and retired members

The PCS Associate and Retired Members' association (ARMS) offers a voice, services and information for members of the union who have:

  • retired
  • been made redundant
  • moved on to roles where PCS doesn't operate. 

Active in the community

The ARMs network has a strong link to charities, local trades councils, regional TUC pensioners networks, and campaign groups. We are affiliated to the National Pensioners Convention where we work with other organisations on matters of common interest. We also subscribe to charities such as Age UK.

ARMs in your region

Visit our regional committee webpages:

Transferring to ARMs membership is easy

Any PCS member who leaves employment due to retirement, redundancy or resignation can transfer to ARMs. If you already pay your subscriptions by direct debit you do not need to fill in another direct debit form.

Phone the PCS membership department on 0800 317464 before leaving work or transferring to a non PCS role to ask for your membership to be changed to ARMs membership. You can also request to transfer to ARMs by sending an email to

Give your name and PCS membership number or national insurance number, the date you are leaving employment and ask to transfer to ARMs. If you don’t already pay your union subs by direct debit, you will need to provide your bank details.
Subscription for ARMs members is £2.09 per month. For this members will have access to the majority of the benefits to which they are entitled as a working member of PCS. Members do not receive any in work benefits or death in service benefits.

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