17 May 2022

Equality Freedom & Justice

Welcome to the latest issue of Equality, Freedom and Justice, which has articles on a range of issues affecting members.

We would love to hear your feedback, please do email us at equality@pcs.org.uk

In this issue

From the Chair 
Mohammed Shafiq, chair of the national black members' committee (NBMC) writes about PCS’s annual delegate conference which has been held virtually since 2020 but this year will be a hybrid version

Why the Nationality & Borders Bill is bad for black communities and why it is a trade union issue
Zita Holbourne, PCS vice president and NEC member explains the National and Borders Bill and the effect it will have on our Black community.

Refugees – Solidarity is a trade union issue
Zita Holbourne, PCS vice president spells out the inequality and discrimination faced by black and brown refugees in France and Ukraine.

TUC South West Black Talent Programme
Levoy Getton, DWP writes about the Black Talent Programme launched by the TUC to find and develop black trade union activists across the southwest region.

Mental health and stress risk assessment
Jeremy Bedford from DWP talks about mental health and gives advice on how to conduct a stress risk assessment.