PCS Blogs

Learning to take the next steps in being a rep

Hannah recently attended the PCS Next Steps Academy course, a five-day residential course held at the Northern College, based in Wentworth House, a stately home in South Yorkshire.  She told us how the course has helped her with her knowledge, skills and confidence.

What pay day means to me

Caitlyn has shared her story of how she is suffering under the government's pay cap.

Learning to help others to learn

Paul recently attended the TUC’s union learning representatives’ stage 2 training course and told us about how the course has helped him develop new skills that he can take back to his workplace to help others.


From Stonewall to Equality

Kris offers us his thoughts as part of this year’s LGBT+ History Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

Time to shout a bit louder

Clare explains how female activists are working together to combat period poverty

The cruelty of Universal Credit

Linda writes for us about her concerns about current changes and cuts to benefits and their impact on disabled people.

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.

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.

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