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.
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
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.
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.
For International Transgender Day of Visibility, Sarah Valentine shares her positive experiences of her transition at work, supported by her PCS rep and colleagues.
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.
There needs to be education and training about autism across society, to prevent bullying and discrimination says Austin Harney for World Autism Awareness Week
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.
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.