This year has seen unprecedented challenges for our members across the civil service and related areas, who are dealing the Covid-19 pandemic.
Fran was elected national president for PCS this year. She was DWP group president for 7 years and is the Northern regional committee chair.
Fran's blog is based on a speech that she gave at the People Before Profit national co-ordinating meeting on 14 June, which included contributions from other union speakers and also MPs.
PCS President Fran Heathcote draws comparisons between the coronavirus emergency and the Ebola crisis
Fran explains the plan to contact all members and reps over the coming weeks to make sure everyone is OK and if there's anything we can do to help.
Fran explains how the union is still working on our national campaign on pay, pensions and the Civil Service Compensation Scheme.
Fran explains the background to the decision to cancel the union’s elections due in May.
Fran blogs about the union's new methods of helping and informing members - while some government departments still can't get it right!
We are having to adapt the way we do everything at PCS to cope with the effects of Coronavirus. This has meant the NEC not meeting face to face, but by telephone conference.
Fran blogs about what PCS is doing to make sure that members are kept up to date.
The Coronavirus crisis is escalating with every passing day and ahead of us lie unprecedented challenges. That’s why you need a union on your side more than ever.