The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) national branch covers members working across the department in England.
The PCS MHCLG national branch was established in 2013 and is recognised by MHCLG as being the representative body for generalist staff in the AO to SEO grades and is also jointly recognised for Grade 6 and 7 staff. It additionally has members who are senior civil servants.
Our members are located in every MHCLG office from Newcastle to Truro and undertake a wide range of policy, operational and corporate responsibilities.
The branch officers and committee members are elected annually and run the branch on a day to day basis. As the branch is part of the Public Sector Group, which includes over 80 different branches, it also deals with its own policy and collective bargaining agenda. It is only one of two Government Departments to have a contractually incorporated staff handbook, setting out staff’s terms and conditions.
Each year it negotiates with the Department on a range of terms and conditions including:
- Performance management
- Equality and inclusion
- Bullying and harassment
- Re-organisation and restructuring
- Working environment.
With a wide range of personal casework, the branch has developed a dedicated network of PCS Local Advocates, to help give PCS a strong and visible presence across the various MHCLG offices. The branch is grateful to all the PCS advocates and to members who met with local representatives to offer their broader support.
With the continuation of anti-trade union legislation and the on-going attacks on our hard fought terms and conditions, there has never been a more important time to be a member of the union.
We would also encourage all non-members to join PCS today. The best way to protect your pay and terms and conditions is to join us.
If you want more information on what the branch is doing, information on our annual group conference, to meet a local representative, or to find out how to become more active, please email PCSDCLGMailbox@communities.gov.uk.