Activate Issue 1 2018

Welcome back to the latest digital Activate, designed to give PCS activists the latest news and tools to help them organise, campaign and represent their members.

We’re bringing you an update on the pay campaign, which is now building for the possibility of needing to ballot members for industrial action.

PCS is back at the negotiating table over proposed cuts to redundancy pay and we need you to keep the union strong at work so we can put up the best fight possible on behalf of members.

We’re also getting ready for the big national anti-racism demonstrations in March, and have talked to a new young rep who’s been put forward for a special TUC training scheme to celebrate its 150th anniversary.

In this edition:

Pay campaign: planning to win
HMRC A plan is under way to get PCS workplaces ready in case we need to ballot members for potential industrial action over pay, with branches being given a list of union-building tasks for the next few months. Read more

Use CSCS campaign to boost workplace
With PCS back at the negotiating table over yet more proposed cuts to redundancy terms, Mark Serwotka is reminding members to further strengthen the union’s hand by recruiting and getting active. Read more

Reps of the future: Without the union, things just stay the same
CSCS Activate talks to a 24-year-old rep who has been put forward by PCS for a TUC programme that will see 150 new young, mostly female, reps being trained this year as part of their 150th anniversary celebrations. Read more

Help PCS fight racism at national demos
PCS is backing a series of national Stand Up to Racism demonstrations on 17 March. Activists are urged to support it and to use events as a way get members more involved with union activities. Read more

Representing Members: Talk it through with an experienced rep
In the latest of our columns from activists, Davina Camadoo, who works at the DWP in Avon passes on some of the things she’s learned from representing her members. Read more

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