PCS Blogs

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.

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.

Mutual Benefits conference inspires solidarity between workers and claimants

PCS South West regional secretary James Davies said a conference in Bristol organised by PCS and Unite Community helped to bring together claimants and DWP workers to share experiences and promote common values and understanding.

Transgender Day of Visibility - it’s OK to be you

For International Transgender Day of Visibility, Sarah Valentine shares her positive experiences of her transition at work, supported by her PCS rep and colleagues.

PCS's free Autism Awareness training supports Autism Champions

Leah Legge works for the Home Office in Liverpool and is an Autism Champion. She told us about her experience of the Understanding Autism distance learning course, arranged through PCS and the FBU.

Autism training and education needed at all levels

There needs to be education and training about autism across society, to prevent bullying and discrimination says Austin Harney for World Autism Awareness Week

From “Will it ever stop?” to #TimesUp – a personal account

Sharon told us about her experiences of sexual harassment that occurred in her personal and work life.  For more help and support on this issue please speak to your PCS rep or contact the PCS equality department.  You can also join the #MeToo movement on their website.

My experience as a first-time delegate to the TUC Women's Conference

Ruth was elected as a delegate for TUC Women’s conference this year. She had previously been a delegate to Women’s STUC and STUC LGBT+ Workers’ conferences but never to the larger Women’s TUC and she was interested to how this conference would differ.

Bringing Solidarity and Humanitarian Aid to France

For nearly four years Zita been coordinating solidarity and humanitarian aid missions with BARAC UK (Black Activists Rising Against the Cuts) to people who are refugees in northern France.

On the International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination she tells us how those trips are fighting racism against the refugees and how the volunteers themselves also suffer racism.

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