London ARMs (Associate and Retired Members)

ARMs London (Associate and Retired Members)

PCS members can continue to enjoy the benefits of membership at a reduced subscription rate as an associate and retired member. PCS associate and retired membership (ARMs) offers a voice, services and information for members of the union who have retired, been made redundant or moved on to a role where PCS doesn't operate.

The range of membership services which PCS provides for ARMs members includes:

  • Legal assistance and advice
  • Free will service
  • Professional advice service
  • Credit Union
  • Financial services
  • Helplines for legal, medical, debt, domestic violence and breast cancer advice
  • Holiday and travel club
  • Shopping discounts
  • Copies of the ARMs newsletter “Up in Arms”
  • Assistance through the PCS benevolent fund.

If you are a PCS member nearing retirement or about to leave, our advice would be to stay in your union and do not allow yourself to be isolated and unable to be part of a strong collective voice on the issues that affect and matter to you. Below you can find out more information below about ARMS in London along with information on how to join.

Our London ARMs region
The London ARMs region covers all London boroughs and has more than 1200 members. We are here to represent your interests and campaign for a fair deal for our members. We meeti quarterly and our officers and committee are elected at our annual general meeting.

The branch ensures the voice of retired and associate members is heard throughout the union and in the wider political and pensioner movement within the region. We send delegates to the National and London Pensioners Convention (NPC) and the National ARMs Forum

From time to time we organise social events for members and their guests, such as the upcoming Festive buffet, excursions and wine-tastings. For further details of branch activities please contact the regional secretary – or one of the other ARMs committee members listed below.

Members’ meetings
We are an open, friendly, democratic organisation and encourage the involvement of all members old and new. We hold members’ meetings on the second Thursday of the month at PCS HQ offices in Clapham. Our meetings are open to all ARMs members and cover a number of varied and interesting topics. Our members’ meetings also provide an opportunity for you to help determine how ARMs can best work in all our interests. 

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