PCS Annual Delegate Conference has voted overwhelmingly to call a national, statutory ballot on pay. We want all our activists and members to get involved and sign up for a special training day on 9 or 16 June
The emergency motion was carried overwhelmingly by delegates to conference. We will now be entering a period of intense activity when we aim to achieve not just a long overdue pay rise, but also a stronger, more confident union, rejuvenated by the influx of a wave of new activists.
The regional one-day events will discuss developing local strategies to deliver an overwhelming yes vote in a ballot.
To win the ballot we need more than 50% of our total membership to vote in the ballot by post. To achieve this we need a strategic approach in every workplace.
The workshops will look at:
- Our national pay strategy and how we translate this into local action plans.
- How in each branch we can play to our strengths and minimise the impact of any weaknesses.
- How we engage with those members who don’t come to meetings, and are less likely to vote.
- How we harness the energy of members currently underrepresented in our union e.g. black, disabled, women and young members.
- How we win the next generation of workers (many of whom have no previous experience of trade unions) to become the future of PCS.
- Developing a local plan that involves and maximises engagement with our members, particularly those who are less likely to vote.
All meetings will be held on either Saturday 9 or 16 June, starting at 10am and finishing no later than 3pm.
9 June: London, Cardiff, Liverpool, Leeds, Glasgow, Peterborough, Sheffield
16 June: Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham
We are inviting all members who wish to become actively involved in the pay campaign and in the union more generally to register now.
We hope that every PCS activist will join us so that we are able to prepare for the test ahead and ensure we are in the best possible position to win.