PCS Blogs

Removing the barriers and embracing opportunities

Martin believes that everyone should be given the right tools for their job, and argues for the social model of disability to remove the barriers for disabled people at work.

A warning for all ages – pensioner poverty worst in 20 years

Neil Duncan-Jordan explains why pensioner poverty is on the increase and the importance of campaigning for a ‘living’ state pension

Time to shout a bit louder

Clare explains how female activists are working together to combat period poverty

The cruelty of Universal Credit

Linda writes for us about her concerns about current changes and cuts to benefits and their impact on disabled people.

Building a Proud future

Following his election at their recent AGM, Kris shares his thoughts on becoming the new chair of PCS Proud, our union’s LGBT+ members group, and how he hopes to help take forward LGBT+ equality in PCS.

Understanding Pensions - setting up a workplace course

Jackie Heron is branch learning co-ordinator for the DWP north Merseyside branch.  After attending a two-day PCS training course on Understanding Pensions she set up a course for the members of her branch.

Austerity attacks all ages

During Young Workers’ Month Graham shares his thoughts on the challenges faced by people of all ages because of the government’s austerity agenda.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25 November each year is the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and is the start of 16 days of activism to end violence against women and girls. It ends with Human Rights Day on 10 December.

On the actual day people are asked to wear orange. #orangetheworld

Paying the price for being yourself

Sarah Valentine, newly elected to Proud’s national committee, reflects on the importance of Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR) to her.

Getting involved to help others

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

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