Associate and Retired Members network

"We have not really grasped the opportunities ARMs members present us. Their expertise and enthusiasm must be used more as they can play an important role in helping existing and new reps" - Andrew Lloyd, regional secretary, PCS Midlands

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Midlands Region AGM

ARMS is the PCS section for members who have left the civil service. 

Our role is changing to play a much more proactive part in the union. PCS wants to use the skills, knowledge and experience of former reps and members to:

  • Build the union
  • Offer support
  • Play a role in fighting the government's austerity measures

Join us

If you are a PCS Midlands region member who is nearing retirement or leaving the civil service why not continue your membership by joining ARMS?

Read more on the national PCS ARMS pages or contact the regional office.

Contacts and affiliations

Send Sandra your email address to receive  mailings.

It would also be helpful if you give your email and mobile number to the regional office - - they will also then send you texts about other events and up to date issues.

ARMS Midlands is involved with the National Pensioners Convention West and East Midlands and the Midlands TUC Pensioners Network.

ARMS members are also involved in Coventry, Shropshire and Telford and Derby Trades Union Councils.

PCS ARMs Midlands Region AGM 2018

The 2018 ARMs Midlands Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 21 March 2018 from 2.00pm-4.00pm at the PCS Midlands office, Unit 6, Holt Court, Heneage Street West, Birmingham, B7 4AX.

Our Guest Speaker will be Kevin McHugh – Kevin is a member of the PCS National Executive Committee and is the ARMs Liaison Officer

Nominations are required for the following posts:

  • Chair
  • Secretary
  • Vice-chair
  • Treasurer
  • Four committee members
  • Delegate to the ARMs National Forum to be held in Liverpool on 20 June

All members are also invited to submit motions for debate.

Nominations and motions should be sent to Sandra Durkin, Secretary – Midlands ARMs by Wednesday 7 March at

The final agenda and associated papers will be posted on this site by Wednesday 14 March.

All ARMs members in the Midlands region are welcome to attend – unfortunately we cannot fund travel. It would be helpful if you could confirm if you will be attending so that we can arrange hard copies of papers.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on 21 March.

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