The BEIS group in PCS represents members across the BEIS family, including the core department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs).
These include ACAS, Companies House, Competition Service, Insolvency Service, Intellectual Property Office, Ordnance Survey, Met Office, UK Space Agency, UK Research and Innovation, UK SBS, UK Oil and Gas Authorities and outsourced workers employed in these areas.
PCS’s interest within BEIS covers everything which affects you as a worker and union member in the department - such as:
- pay and conditions
- accommodation and information
- communication and technology issues
- excessive workloads
- work/life balance
- health and well-being.
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Members come first
The first and most important element of the group is you, the member. Without membership involvement and activity PCS is not able to function effectively as a union.
All members are part of a branch, determined by geographical location.
Group executive committee
A group executive committee (GEC) covers all branches. It is made up of elected representatives to protect and promote the interests of all PCS members in BEIS and to progress issues which affect members in more than one branch.
Our policies will normally be established at the annual group conference, but the GEC might also need to determine policy on new issues between conferences.
The group executive committee (GEC) also appoints the PCS reps on the departmental trade union side (DTUS) from branch and group levels. The DTUS brings together PCS, and the other unions recognised by BEIS, and is responsible for consultation and negotiation with the employer in the core department.
Page last updated 16 April 2020