23 September 2021

What's On? 27 September - 3 October

As we head into October, PCS is running a series of courses for PCS Advocates. If you're looking to get more involved in your union then these are the courses for you.   

Celebrating Black History Month – 4 weekly sessions

Overcoming barriers to under-representation and help with career progression are among the subjects of a series of one-hour events during October to celebrate Black History Month, round off with a Facebook live event.

Book your tickets through Eventbrite, you’ll receive Zoom instructions as well as further information.


Fight for equality of terms and conditions at Royal Parks ramps up

Covid-19 has amplified the effects of the two-tier working conditions between the Royal Parks’ outsourced staff and those who are directly employed. The predominately black and migrant workforce have continued to attend work throughout the pandemic to provide clean, green spaces for the health and wellbeing of park users, despite the personal risk to themselves and their families.

They have borne the brunt of the pandemic, with no option to work from home, no occupational sick pay, and the constant threat of redundancy.

Show your support
  1. Send a message of support to outsourcedworkers@pcs.org.uk
  2. Donate to the strike fund. The Royal Parks Crowdfunder closes in two days. Members have raised £8,572 and agreed to try and get this up to £9,000 by the deadline.
  3. Check the PCS website and @pcs_union twitter account for activities you can support throughout the strike in October.

Ballot result brings NATS management back to the table

The ballot result has strengthened PCS’s position with management and NATS have confirmed that they will accept our proposals, setting out a plan to renegotiate the terms of the redeployment and redundancy agreement (RRA).

Negotiations are to start immediately on a new RRA and the company will reinstate the RRA for PCS grades until 31 December 2022.


Advocates 1 Midlands

27 September: 12-1pm

The key to a stronger PCS is greater participation by members in the day-to-day running of the union at the local level. If you are willing to help out a little come along to this session to talk about how you can play a role in your union as a workplace advocate.


Advocates 1 North West

28 September: 10-11am

The key to a stronger PCS is greater participation by members in the day-to-day running of the union at the local level. If you are willing to help out a little come along to this session to talk about how you can play a role in your union as a workplace advocate.


Health and Safety Reps Part 1 - Yorkshire & Humberside, Northern, North West, Midlands, South West, London &South East and Eastern

29 September - 20 October: 9-3:30pm

Everyone has the right to a safe workplace. Every employer has a duty not to make us ill as a result of going to work. Trade unions have worked hard to deliver the comprehensive health and safety legislation that the UK workforce enjoys. However governments and employers try to undermine the gains we’ve made. This course will help you mount campaigns to ensure PCS members have protection from stress-inducing, presentee-ism fixated employers…through a strong, well organised union.


Advocates 1 - Eastern, London and the South East

29 September: 12-1pm

The key to a stronger PCS is greater participation by members in the day-to-day running of the union at the local level. If you are willing to help out a little come along to this session to talk about how you can play a role in your union as a workplace advocate.


Health and Safety Reps Part 1 - South West, London & South-East and Eastern

1 October - 15 October: 10-4pm

Everyone has the right to a safe workplace. Every employer has a duty not to make us ill as a result of going to work. Trade unions have worked hard to deliver the comprehensive health and safety legislation that the UK workforce enjoys. However governments and employers try to undermine the gains we’ve made. This course will help you mount campaigns to ensure PCS members have protection from stress-inducing, presentee-ism fixated employers…through a strong, well organised union.


Register with PCS Digital to book yourself on to an upcoming course

PCS courses and events are now being listed on PCS Digital. To be able to view and reserve spaces for upcoming events you'll need to log in to PCS Digital. If you have not yet registered for PCS Digital, please do so here.

There are spaces on courses in August, including neurodiversity, handling complex issues and advocate training. 


Get in touch

Check out our events pagePCS Digital, or contact your local rep or regional office to find out what’s going on this week and in the coming weeks.

Let us know what your group or branch is planning so we can publicise it in our weekly round-up. Email web@pcs.org.uk

Stay informed by updating your details securely online by registering for PCS Digital