26 August 2021

What's On? 30 August - 5 September

There is a range of PCS activities in the coming week, including strike action, ballots and training

More members’ meetings arranged to discuss MoJ pay offer

The electronic ballot on the three year pay deal opened on 20 August and closes on Thursday 9 September. PCS is recommending that members vote yes to accept the pay offer.

Find out what to do if you haven’t received voting instructions.

PCS A to Z: Anti-racist and anti-fascist campaigning

Each week we are going through the alphabet with the PCS A to Z to look at why government workers should join and get involved in PCS – A is for our anti-racism and anti-fascism campaign work.

PCS has a proud history of campaigning against racism and fascism and it is our agreed policy to oppose racist and fascist organisations in our workplaces and communities.

PCS operates a 24-hour racial incidents helpline. This is for PCS members only, to report incidents involving racism at work. 

Contact your rep through PCS Digital and ask about getting involved in campaigning against the far-right.

Latest DVLA action going strong into fourth week

Our campaign at DVLA has moved on to a further stage with members urged to vote in a consultative ballot on further action. Members have until 3 September to vote, to demonstrate their continued support for the campaign.

How you can help

  • Donate to the strike fund. This fund supports members financially when they are striking and therefore not being paid by their employer. The details are: account name: Fighting Fund Levy. account number: 20331490 sort code: 60-83-01, reference: DVLA

  • Sign the e-action. PCS has an e-action which asks transport secretary Grant Shapps to intervene to keep members safe.

  • Messages of solidarity. Write a message of support for striking DVLA workers by emailing responseteam@pcs.org.uk.

Royal Parks: First week of strike action ends on a high

After a week of industrial action, workers at Just Ask remain determined to win. Planning more campaign activities next week, ending in a large public protest on bank holiday Monday.

People can support the Just Ask strikers by supporting any of the below events, or contributing to their strike fund.

Friday, 27 August: Public protest 10am, location to be decided.

Monday, 30 August: Mass protest: 11am, Speaker's Corner Hyde Park.

Green Reps & Climate Justice - Northern Ireland, Scotland

2 September 10am-4pm

To help PCS green reps begin to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to carry out their role effectively. After this course you will; Be able to explain why climate change and the environment is a trade union issue; Understand the role of the green rep and how she/he fits into the PCS branch; Develop knowledge of workplace environmental issues; Be confident about raising and bargaining on green issues with the employer; Be confident in engaging colleagues on green issues including how this fits with wider bargaining and campaigning priorities; Be confident about finding other information

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

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