4 August 2021

Read the latest edition of PCS Activate online now

The latest issue of our activists’ magazine Activate is online now and is full of news and information for activists wherever they work across the civil service and related areas. 

GS: Covid hasn’t gone away and neither has our fighting spirit

Mark Serwotka thanks our activists for their brilliant work in recent months.


DVLA: ‘How we have stayed united and organised’

Branch rep Louise Phillips on how they have kept going since April, and on being inspired by a series of ‘Organising for Power’ training workshops.


Pensions and pay are one issue: plan your local campaign

All PCS activists are urged to drive home the message that the value and protection of members’ pensions is a gravely serious issue that is inseparable from the matter of pay.


Recruiting activists: ‘We’re never shy about asking

R&C Leeds branch organiser Max Darby explains how their branch is ensuring there is a role for the many reps and advocates they have recruited.


Union Learning is alive and well and goes national

PCS launches its new national learning programme this autumn… and we hear from a regional learning coordinator on how they use union learning to help highlight the breadth of what the union can offer members.


New starters: getting members involved at inductions

Using new starter inductions to run a PCS recruitment session is an incredibly effective way to reach potential members, many of whom will be younger people. Rep Ash has been helping run online recruitment sessions for new staff across different hubs in HMRC.


Online conferences boosted women’s representation

While much work is needed to reach our goal of 50:50 representation, one benefit of having this year’s conferences online was an increase in the number of women attending.
We also hear from one rep who says she only managed to go because it was virtual.


PCS online: what’s new and where do I find it?

The new fully accessible PCS website has gone live and some things that used to be on the website have now moved to Knowledge on PCS Digital.