PCS Blogs

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.

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.

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