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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.

Tell us loud, tell us Proud

As PCS equality group Proud launches the Proud survey, organiser Kris Hendry reflects on why it’s important that all members get involved and have their say on the future of Proud and LGBT+ equality for our union

World Refugee Day: a growing crisis

As we mark World Refugee Day on 20 June, Zita urges us to remember the thousands of people who have lost their lives fleeing climate change, persecution, conflict and poverty and the many more displaced across the world against hostile laws and policies which breach human rights.

Out and Proud at STUC LGBT+ Workers’ Conference

PCS rep Sarah Valentine describes the passion and diversity of the 7th annual STUC LGBT+ Workers’ Conference which she attended as a first time delegate.

Passion and conviction at the TUC Disabled Workers Conference

Shaz Ambrose from DWP in Southend recently attended the TUC Disabled Workers Conference in Bournemouth.  She told us about her rewarding experiences of being a first time delegate at the conference.

We owe it to our sisters to tackle period poverty

PCS members and many others are being forced by poverty to choose between food and sanitary products. Clare McInally, DWP Greater Glasgow branch women’s officer, calls for a cross-civil service approach to ensure women in every workplace can access free sanitary products.

Mental Health: beyond awareness

In Mental Health Awareness Week Janine warns that we need to be more than just aware, but prepared to take action on mental health.

My experience as a first-time delegate to TUC Black Workers’ Conference

Tracey, the black members’ officer for Revenue and Customs Liverpool branch and a member of HMRC black members’ advisory group, shares her experience as a first-time delegate at the TUC Black Workers’ Conference

Ministers blaming Home Office staff is a perverse twist in the Windrush scandal

PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka defends the role of Home Office staff and criticises government immigration policies which have led directly to the Windrush scandal. This article originally appeared in The Guardian.

Campaigning for free menstrual products – a personal perspective

PCS rep Nadine Gorman highlights her own campaign for free menstrual products in her workplace and argues they should be available to all women in all workplaces 

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