Young members

Join PCS today

If you work in the civil service or a related area and you’re not already a member you can register to join online.

Issues such as redundancy, pay and pensions can affect our working lives at any time. Your only real defence is to join us. On your own there is not much you can do to affect your working conditions. Being a member of PCS means that you won’t be on your own.

As a member of PCS you will have a voice in your workplace and you will be able to draw on all the representation, advice and legal support PCS has on offer.

Here are some of the reasons why young workers need trade unions:

  • A sense of security – PCS has a proud history of improving members’ conditions and offering support and advice on all kinds of issues including disciplinary or performance meetings, and unfair treatment or discrimination.
  • You are entitled to peace of mind, and the knowledge that your position is safe and not untenable. PCS can provide that ease of mind.
  • Regardless of how confident you are in your role, anything could happen, and you could end up losing your job for a reason you don’t anticipate. If you were to buy a new car, you would get it insured; the same policy goes for your employment.
  • The more people in your workplace who are PCS members the louder your voice at work and the more likely you are to change things
  • Learning - PCS can help you get the most out of your time at work. Our union learning representatives will support you and ensure you receive the best possible training and support through a range of education and learning opportunities.
  • Discounts and offers – PCS membership gives a great number of other benefits that could really save you some cash or help you out in a difficult situation. As well as the range of free legal services that PCS offer, we have some great offers on everything from car insurance and gym membership to discount days out
  • Free legal advice on a range issues.

Recruit a young member

Your branch can:

  • Target recruitment of young people by talking them and asking them to join the union
  • Invite young people to your branch meeting as an observer and ask them to become a young members' rep
  • Hold a stall in your workplace to talk to young members
  • Organise a workplace meeting focusing on issues affecting young members.

Send pictures and reports of your activity to

Any PCS member aged 27 and under can join the network. 

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Young members' charter

Read the updated version of the charter - a blueprint for what young people should fight for in society.

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