For our 2019 organising and communications awards we would love to hear how our members have used innovation and imagination to organise and communicate to support our campaigns, particularly during our pay ballot.
We are keen to recognise the vital role that PCS reps, branches, groups, regions and equality networks play in delivering our national organising strategy.
Many of our members and reps have shown great enthusiasm and imagination to get the vote out during our pay ballot which runs until 29 April. From organising phone bank parties and breakfast ballot posting sessions, to using Facebook messenger to urge members to vote, our activists have been pulling out the stops to help us reach the 50% legal ballot turnout threshold.
Fill out the online form, including a supporting statement of no more than 200 words, to explain why they deserve to be recognised for their work by the national union.
There are three organising and communication awards, which will be presented at PCS annual delegate conference in May:
- Individual award
- Team award
- New activist award.
You should think about how your nominees have:
- helped to raise the profile of PCS in the workplace
- used communications to raise the profile of the union
- organised around industrial disputes and PCS campaigns
- developed organising and/or learning action plans and activities
- recruited new members, particularly from under-represented groups
- mentored other new members passing on their experience
Entries will be judged by our acting national president Fran Heathcote, the national editorial board and the NEC organising sub-committee.
The closing date for receipt of nominations is noon on Wednesday, 1 May, 2019.