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I love being part of the union as it gives workers a voice

For Heart Unions Week, rep Rebecca shares why she loves PCS and wanted to get involved in her union

PCS gives me the tools to push for equality and fairness

For Heart Unions Week, Fiona shares why she loves PCS

Without the union, things just stay the same

For Heart Unions Week, PCS rep Jennifer Reed explains why she got involved in our union and why she would encourage others to do the same

(A)Sexual Story

Jordan shares his experiences of coming out to his work colleagues as being asexual.

Changing lives with learning

Nick Hobbs is a ULR for the Home Office Merseyside branch in Liverpool, which has more than 1,300 members. He told us about his experiences of being a new ULR and how the courses on offer can make a real difference.

Looking back to move forward for LGBT equality

During LGBT History Month, Kris looks at the impact of the anti-LGBT legislation Section 28 of the Local Government Act.

Terrible journey underlines why DWP should scrap Merthyr closure plans

PCS DWP Eastern Valleys branch secretary, Aidan Price, describes a journey he took to show how he and his colleagues will have to travel much greater distances, and spend more on public transport and care costs, if plans to close the Merthyr Tydfil DWP office – at a cost of 275 jobs to the town - go ahead

Just barely surviving

Denise, who works for the Land Registry, told us how she is struggling under the civil service pay cap

Many activists and advice workers believe Universal Credit is not fit for purpose

Colin Hampton, co-ordinator of the Derbyshire Unemployed Workers’ Centres, calls on the government to pause and fix Universal Credit (UC) as its full digital roll-out takes place throughout 2018

Unions and LGBT+ rights: a proud history that still matters today

Dr Peter Purton, LGBT rights campaigner, trade unionist and author of new book Champions of Equality: trade unions and LGBT rights in Britain, highlights the critical role of trade unions in the struggle for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans rights in the UK

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