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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.

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.

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.

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