24 September 2021

Read the autumn 2021 edition of PCS Activate online now

Analysis and resources for PCS activists.

Getting involved and encouraging others to do the same is always at the heart of our work as activists – no more so than now as activity revs up again post-summer.

This edition of Activate shows the breadth of the union’s reach – whether it’s engaging young members in work being done to revitalise the national PCS network, organising activities for Black History Month in October, or building towards action in our regions and branches in the run up to the UN climate talks in Glasgow (COP26).

There’s also news of discussions on the next phase of our national campaign on pensions and pay, which have members’ priorities at their core.

Read on for more – in this edition:

GS: The next steps in the national campaign
National Executive Committee discussions on the next steps in our national public sector campaign have been looking at members’ main priorities as we look ahead to the coming months.

National campaign: focus on pensions, equal pay and sectoral pay
Discussions on the next steps in our national campaign have been looking at members’ main priorities as we plan ahead for the coming months.

‘Young members can bring a wealth of knowledge’ – sign up for our seminar!
Young members are being urged to register for a one-day seminar on 23 October, on rebuilding the union’s national young members’ network. Two members tell us why they think it’s important to get involved.

COP26: Building for climate action in your branch
PCS Green rep Charlotte Smith explains what her branch has been doing to build towards a global day of action, on 6 November, during the UN climate change talks in Glasgow.

Proud To Be… marking Black History Month
Now is the time for branches to start publicising and planning activities for Black History Month, which takes place annually throughout October.

Organising in the workplace: ‘I realised the rep could be me’
FCDO rep Sarah-Jane Holtam has been working hard to recruit and build a PCS presence in their relatively unknown workplace, with great results.

PCS national learning events go live
The second phase of PCS’s new national and member-only learning programme has been launched, with regular online events and courses starting from 7 October.

Let us know what you think about this issue and please send your Activate ideas to editor@pcs.org.uk

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