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Abe is the deputy young members’ convenor for the London and South East region and also his branch's learning co-ordinator.

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Adriana is the new Wales deputy convenor on the PCS Young Members' Committee and works for the Welsh Government

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Alex works for the HMRC in Peterlee.  She is branch rep and H&S officer.

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Andy works for the Veterans Agency in Blackpool and is a member of the national disabled members' forum.

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Austin works for the Office of the Public Guardian in London. He holds a number of branch positions and is also a member of the PCS national disabled members' forum, the national executive committee and is on the TUC disabled workers' committee.

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Brian was a founding member of PCS Proud and is now an industrial officer based in the London and south east region.

Bridget works for the DWP in Tyneside.  She is branch secretary and a member of the DWP group LGBT, women's and equality advisory committees.

Callum works for the Land Registry in Durham and is the deputy regional young members' convenor for the northern region.

An apprentice with the Department for Work and Pensions

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Clare works for the DWP in Glasgow and is her branch's women's officer.

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Claudine Campbell works for HMRC and is the Midlands regional representative on the PCS National Black Members Committee.

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Col is PCS MOJ Humber Branch secretary and has more than 40 years of public service

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Danielle works for HMRC in London.  She is the young members' convenor for her region and also a member of the national young members' committee.

Dave is a PCS member in DVSA who went on strike in a long-running dispute over working practices and restructures

David is the PCS Northern Region young members’ convenor

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PCS North West young members’ convenor

Derek is branch organiser of the Home Office Merseyside branch.

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Donald works for the DWP in Northamptonshire.  He is the newly elected young members’ convenor for Midlands region.

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Erika is the young members’ convenor for Yorkshire & Humber region and works for HMRC in Leeds.

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Fiona Brittle works for the Scottish Government. She is an NEC member and the young members' NEC liaison officer.

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Fiona is branch organiser of the Scottish Government branch in Leith.

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Floyd Codlin is PCS ARMS and former chair of PCS South British Library. He is the culture group representative on the PCS National Black Members' Committee.

Fran was elected national president for PCS this year. She was DWP group president for 7 years and is the Northern regional committee chair. 

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Gareth Spencer is branch secretary for the Southbank Centre branch where he works as the duty manager for exhibitions.

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Garry is the branch wellbeing rep for HMPPS, the prison and probation service and works in North Humberside. 

Gary is PCS rep and head porter at the Foreign Office

PCS North West young member

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Hannah Mason works for HMRC in Nottingham.  She is branch secretary and branch disability rep.

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Helen works in Local Governmetn Policy in MHCLG.  For the last 18 months she has been working from home 3 days a week, and travelling to London for 2 days.

Helen is the neurodiversity officer for her branch, HMRC Bootle.

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Herma works for the DWP in Birmingham.  She is active on the black members' committee and within her branch.

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Holly is a young member working for HMRC in East Kilbride.  She has recently been elected to the Scotland young members' committee.

Jackie is a national vice president and president of the Justice group.

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Jane works at Slough job centre as a work coach.  She has been a member of the union for many years and has recently put herself forward to be a union advocate.

Campaigner Janine Booth

Janine Booth is a writer, trainer, campaigner and co-chair of the TUC Disabled Workers' Committee

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Jasmine works in visitor services at the British Museum and is the branch secretary of the PCS branch there.

Jill works for the Welsh Government in Cardiff and holds a number of union positions in her group and branch.

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John Law works in Edinburgh and is the young members’ deputy convenor for Scotland.

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Julia works for HMRC in East Kilbride.  She is her branch women's officer and also represents women at group level.

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June is a retired member living on the Isle of Wight.

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Karen has worked for PCS for 17 years and is currently acting head of equality.

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Katie works for the Scottish courts service in Edinburgh.  She is group organiser and also group young members' officer.

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Keith is group organiser and assistant secretary of the Scottish Government group and a member of the national disabled members’ forum.

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Kevin Scott is the national young members’ committee vice chair

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Kris Hendry was elected chair of PCS Proud, the union's LGBT equality network, in November 2018.

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Kris is acting chair of the national young members' committee.  He works for the Home Office on Merseyside.

Laura Reardon is branch vice chair and branch youth officer for the Land Registry in Durham.  She started working at the Land Registry as an apprentice and is now a permanent employee.

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Lauren is a young member and a union learning rep working for HMRC in Cumbernauld.

Reporting on the latest learning initiatives.

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Liz works for the DWP in Glasgow and is chair of the DWP Glasgow branch and a member of the DWP group executive committee.

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Luis Chisaguano Cruz was born and spent most of his life in Ecuador, but the economic and political situation forced him to emigrate with his family to Europe. As a professional plumber he had a stable job in Spain until the economic crisis again forced him to emigrate, this time to the UK. Despite the  language difficulties he managed to find work as a cleaner in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He has been on strike for the real living wage and better terms and conditions since January 2019.

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Lynn has been a full-time officer with PCS Scotland since 2005 and is PCS national officer for Scotland and Ireland. She has been active in the labour and trade union movement for over 30 years and is chair of Politics for the Many.

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Lynsey works in Glasgow and is secretary of the Scottish Government group.

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Marco is the PCS Wales young member convenor 

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Martin works for the Rural Payments Agency in Workington, Cumbria.  He is chair of the PCS northern region disability network.

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Martin is PCS DWP Group president and national deputy president

Programme director at the Fair Tax Mark, which shows the companies and organisations who are proud to pay their fair share of tax and contribute to society.

Photo shows Megan Hamblin PCS young members’ equality officer

PCS young members’ equality officer

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Megan McQuade works at HMRC in Cumbernauld.  She is the branch youth officer, health and safety rep and the national young members' committee chair.

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Mick has been assistant group secretary for Met Police branch since 2016, representing 1300 PCSOs in London. He spends 60% of his time on union business and 40% as a PCSO on the streets in Kensington, although since the lockdown he has been working from home every day.

More recently Mick has become a member of the national disabled members' forum.

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Mohammed works for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and works from home in Birmingham.

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Mohammed works for the DWP in Greater Manchester.  He is chair of the national black members' committee and of the north west regional black members network as well as holding several union positions in his branch.

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Naquita works for the British Council in Cardiff.  

Nick McCarthy is head of digital projects and director of communications, organising and engagement for PCS 

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Owen is a PCS rep at the Rural Payments Agency in Worcester and is a branch member of the Efra South West and South Wales branch.

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Patricia Hill works for the Department for Education in London.  She holds several union positions in her branch and group including branch H&S officer and group equality officer.

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Paul Cartwright is a union learning rep who works for the DWP in Tyneview Park, Newcastle.

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PCS vice president and chair of the PCS Health and Safety Executive national branch

The EBU represents PCS members working for Highways England

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Peter works for the Department of Education in Manchester where he is branch chair.  He is also a member of the PCS national disability forum.

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Phoebe is the young members' convenor for the south west region.  She works for the DWP in Cheltenham where she is branch organiser and branch youth officer.

Photo shows PCS rep Rachelle McDougall

PCS Scotland young members’ convenor

Image advertises the campaign launch event for the PCS Dying For Sick Pay campaign

Ray is a PCS member employed by Interserve at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as a handyman

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Robert works for DEFRA in London.  He is a branch committee member and his branch's youth officer

Ruth works for the Scottish government in Leith, Edinburgh.  She is a member of the National Disability Forum and the National Women's Forum.

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Sam Cooper is joint Bi Members’ Rep for PCS Proud. She works for the Ministry of Justice in Leicester.

PCS members members who clean HMRC offices in Bootle and Liverpool have been striking over low pay and poor conditions. This is one of the strikers

Sue works for DWP on Merseyside. She is currently working from home full time due to the Covid-19 crisis and homeschooling her 13 year old.

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Pandora (not her real name) is a legal adviser in a magistrates’ court. Legal advisers are solicitors or barristers who are responsible for advising magistrates in court on law, evidence, practice and procedure, for ensuring all who appear have a fair hearing and helping those who are unrepresented to present their case.  Here we present extracts from Pandora’s lockdown diary.

Photo shows PCS rep Tom Youngman

Tom is a PCS rep at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in Bristol and vice chair of the Defra South West branch.

Photo of Tracey Hylton, black members’ officer for Revenue and Customs Liverpool branch and a member of HMRC black members’ advisory group

Tracey works for HMRC in Liverpool. She holds a number of national equality roles within PCS including vice chair of the national black members' committee and chair of the HMRC black members' advisory group.  She is also a member of the PCS NW regional committee, co-convenor of the NW black members' network, and is equality officer for her branch.

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Yemisi Ilesanmi works for the DWP in Essex.  She is her branch black workers’ rep and LGBT rep.

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Zita is PCS national vice president with more than 20 years' experience of trade union activism.  She is the co-founder and national chair of BARAC UK and an author, writer, poet, artist, curator and vocalist.

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