Activate Issue 5 2017

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.

In this edition we’re focusing on our most pressing priority – organising a large turnout and decisive YES vote in our consultative ballot on pay. With union rights under attack, it’s time to show the government we can organise when it matters most.

Also: We’re using our current momentum to launch a massive recruitment drive in HMRC between now and December, with the direct support of PCS full-time officers; there’s a reminder to use events like Black History Month to help break down barriers to union participation, and there’s the latest in our successful CSCS campaign, which will see members compensated for unlawful changes to the scheme.

And what issues do you face when representing your members at work? We’re launching a new column and we need your stories and experiences.


UP FRONT

Take action to turn out pay ballot YES vote
With the pay ballot now under way until 6 November, it’s all hands to the pump to deliver the best turnout and biggest YES vote possible.


ORGANISING

Project launched to boost HMRC membership
PCS is pouring resources into improving union membership levels in the HMRC group, with a three-month project that will run until December.

Representing members – we want your stories
Share your success stories, experiences and tips for a new regular Activate column that will deal with the day-to-day issues you face while representing your members.

Use equalities events to increase participation
Black History Month being marked throughout October is an ideal reminder that PCS activists can use events and anniversaries to encourage union participation from members in under-represented groups.


CAMPAIGNS

CSCS victory: discussions over remedy proposals
Discussions are continuing with the Cabinet Office on the details of how it will compensate members for the unlawful changes made to redundancy payments in 2016.

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