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Getting involved to help others

Michael tells us how he joined the union and became a rep to help an autistic colleague.

Union membership brings real benefits

Laura tells us how her 6 months' free membership has benefited her and has led to her getting more involved in the union.

European unions agree to welcome migrants to Europe

As part of an ongoing project by the European Public Services Union and public sector unions across several European countries including the UK, Zita spoke at a conference in Palermo, Sicily at the end of September.

The Risks of the Modern Apprentice

Jack tells us how PCS helped him when he was an apprentice for the Scottish government, and how he has now secured permanent employment.

Fighting Invisibility with Visibility

Eddy explains the importance of Bi Visibility Day (23 September) and the need for inclusivity for Bi people within the larger LGBT+ community.

Tell us loud, tell us Proud

As PCS equality group Proud launches the Proud survey, organiser Kris Hendry reflects on why it’s important that all members get involved and have their say on the future of Proud and LGBT+ equality for our union

World Refugee Day: a growing crisis

As we mark World Refugee Day on 20 June, Zita urges us to remember the thousands of people who have lost their lives fleeing climate change, persecution, conflict and poverty and the many more displaced across the world against hostile laws and policies which breach human rights.

Out and Proud at STUC LGBT+ Workers’ Conference

PCS rep Sarah Valentine describes the passion and diversity of the 7th annual STUC LGBT+ Workers’ Conference which she attended as a first time delegate.

Passion and conviction at the TUC Disabled Workers Conference

Shaz Ambrose from DWP in Southend recently attended the TUC Disabled Workers Conference in Bournemouth.  She told us about her rewarding experiences of being a first time delegate at the conference.

We owe it to our sisters to tackle period poverty

PCS members and many others are being forced by poverty to choose between food and sanitary products. Clare McInally, DWP Greater Glasgow branch women’s officer, calls for a cross-civil service approach to ensure women in every workplace can access free sanitary products.

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