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On this page we set out the structure of the Department for Transport group - the nuts and bolts of how the union is organised in our neck of the woods.

Local branches

The first and key element of the union is you - the member.

Without you there is no PCS, no union. Members are grouped together into branches. These branches will be run by a committee called the branch executive committee (BEC). 

Employer Bargaining Unit (EBU)

The Department for Transport Group is split into different bargaining units. These mirror the Departmental structure, which is made up of the core Department and its Agencies.  The majority of these bargaining units have the same Departmental pay, terms and conditions, although there are sometimes local arrangements at an Agency level. Highways England, has now separated from the DFT, by becoming a Gov Co, and therefore has its own separate bargaining arrangements.

Arvato is still part of the DVLA branch, but as this is a private outsourced company, it also has separate bargaining conditions.

In PCS terms we call these Employer bargaining Units. Each of these EBUs, has a committee. Details of your EBU committee can be found on the ‘Contact Us’ drop down menu on the left hand side of this page.


On top of all this is the group. This PCS organisation covers all of Department for Transport. You probably have guessed it already that the group executive committee (GEC) runs the Group. The rules governing the GEC and each SEC are called the group constitution.

Annual group conference

Each year there is a meeting of delegates from each branch that has members in Department for Transport. This meeting is called the annual group conference.

This conference, through voting on motions sent to it by the branches, determines the group's policy.

At this meeting, provided two thirds or more of the conference vote in favour, the constitution can be changed.

Each year BECs, SECs and the GEC stand down and members get the chance to vote for all those who want to be on those committees.

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