Black Members Seminar: 7-8 October 2017 (Leeds)

PCS black members' seminar: 7- 8 October 2017 Leeds

The PCS black members' seminar will be held at the Novotel hotel in Leeds on the 7-8 October 2017.

The theme will be “Celebrating 30 years of Black History Month”.

Registration will open at 11.30am on Saturday 7 October, with lunch at 12 noon and the seminar starting at 1pm. The seminar will finish no later than 1pm on Sunday 8 October.

The seminar will seek to encourage greater participation from black members and will integrate PCS campaigning and organising priorities with the particular challenges faced by PCS black members.

A variety of speakers, workshops and discussion group sessions will be spread across the weekend.

The seminar is aimed at black members who are newly active or who would like to become more active in PCS. Applications are positively welcomed from black, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, disabled and young members who are often under-represented at union events.

PCS appreciates there may be special sensitivities linked to disability and LGBT issues, and all applications will be treated confidentially.

Hotel accommodation and meals will be arranged by PCS.  PCS will meet the costs of reasonable travel, including those for carers. Access requirements will be met as far as possible.

Childcare facilities will be provided for children between the ages of 6 months and 14 years, however places are limited.

Delegates are encouraged to make alternative arrangements where possible and PCS will cover the costs of reasonable childcare claims on production of a receipt from a registered carer.

Members can nominate themselves and submit an application form including a supporting statement detailing why they wish to attend, this information forms part of the selection criteria.

Please also note all successful applicants are required to attend for the entire duration of the seminar.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Monday 11 September 2017.  Successful applicants will be notified by Friday, 15 September 2017.

Please note that all seminar correspondence will be sent by email to the email address/addresses included on the application form unless you notify us otherwise.

The branch briefing, application form, supporting statement and equality monitoring form are available on the PCS website  Alternatively you can contact the Equality Department on 020 7801 2683 or by email at  Other formats can be made available.

Please bring this briefing to the attention of black members in your branch.

Branch Briefing
Application form
Supporting statement
Monitoring form




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