Why join PCS

PCS has about 185,000 members from across the civil service and related grades. 

Issues such as redundancy, pay and pensions can affect our working lives at any time. Your only real defence is to join us.

You can apply to join quickly and easily online.

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 11 reasons why you should join or stay with PCS:

  1. It’s unwise to wait or let your membership lapse. Even the most self-reliant person can have an accident or get sick, which can result in disciplinary action. If you join us only after encountering a problem at work we may not be able to help you.
  2. For advice and support to ensure you are treated fairly at work. Your employer may intend to be fair and responsible, but it’s possible that from time to time problems may arise. This is where access to advice and support from your union can pay off.
  3. To combat discrimination and prejudice at work. We are encouraging and supporting members in under-represented groups to play a full and active role in our structures.
  4. To fight for better pay and terms and conditions. 
    Our terms and conditions were not handed to us by management. We fought hard to win them. Today we are going all out to protect what we already have, as well as pushing for improvements where we think they can be made.
  5. For decent public services in our communities. 
    Decent public services need dedicated staff to deliver them. Stand with us to protect the services we provide.
  6. To get the respect we deserve. 
    No member should have to accept abuse, threats or physical assault as part of their job. Together we can stand up to bullies and protect each other.
  7. To make things better at work. 
    Unions enable workers to organise around key improvements they want to make to their workplace. Together we can challenge the strength of our employers and improve our working lives.
  8. You will have the opportunity to elect your representatives. 
    You can choose who you feel would best represent your interests or become a representative yourself. PCS is a democratic union and you can get involved and help decide union policy.
  9. For a strong voice. 
    Being a member of PCS is about standing up for one another. On your own you have very little power to influence decisions made by management. Uniting with your colleagues in the union means you can make a difference.
  10. For great member benefits including legal and financial advice, free will service, discounted insurance and shopping, helplines and death benefit. 
  11. It’s easy to join. Join online - it only takes a couple of minutes to get peace of mind at work. 

Tell us why you joined. Email editor@pcs.org.uk 

2017 monthly subscription rates are as follows: 

Band A Over £26,000 - £13.72; Band B £24,001 - £26,000 - £12.99; Band C £22,001 - £24,000 - £11.96; Band D £20,001 - £22,000 - £10.94;

Band E £18,001 - £20,000 - £9.90; Band F £16,001 - £18,000 - £8.87; Band G £14,001 - £16,000 - £7.84; Band H £12,001 - £14,000 - £6.81;

Band I £10,001 - £12,000 - £5.78; Band J £8,001 - £10,000 - £4.75; Band K £6,001 - £8,000 - £3.72; Band L Up to £6,000 - £2.69;

Associate and Retired Members (ARMS) £2.09.

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