On 24 May, one of the aviation group’s best and most liked reps, Keith Gilchrist, retired.
In PCS, we have prided ourselves on looking after the long term interests of our members, bearing in mind the threats we face from automation, climate change and of course the covid crisis. Simply defending our members against individual employers current round of attacks isn’t enough, we also need to work on long-term job security.
NATS has made an announcement in respect of a deferral of payments into the Defined Benefit pension scheme. Prospect and PCS are issuing the following clarification stating our position.
As well as dealing with individual employer-based negotiations, PCS is also looking to a broader strategy to protect our members in the aviation sector. Below is reproduced the text of a parliamentary briefing that represents the first steps in this strategy, to make MPs, and Ministers and Shadow Ministers in particular, aware of the impact of the aviation industry’s covid-19 response on our members.
With the many different employers in the aviation group, coordinating our efforts and allocating resources is not easy, but our lay representatives and full time officers have been working hard to ensure that all areas of the group are protected. The following summarises the situation for most our bargaining units.