PCS What’s On: 23 - 29 November

20 Nov 2020

Thursday, 18 November marked the start of Disability History Month, which runs until 20 December. Read about this year's theme and how you can get involved and show support.

Elsewhere in PCS, and against the backdrop of significant redundancies and failing finances across the culture sector, the culture group is hosting an online rally from 6pm on 25 November to support those workers at risk, and to begin the fightback to defend the sector. Register in advance for the rally and like and share the Facebook event

The union is also currently seeking members' views on the future of PCS. All PCS members are encouraged to review the Options for Change document and to discuss and respond to the document by Friday, 11 December.


What's On


PCS Advocates - Introductory course - Wales and South West

23 November: 12-1pm

Thinking about becoming more active in PCS? Then, this is the course for you. This short online course will introduce you to the PCS Advocate role and explain how you can help organise to win for our members.


DHM: Well-being, inclusion and intersectionality for all (Zoom) - England

24 November: 12.30-1.30pm

Intersectionality emphasizes numerous points of difference through which those who occupy multiple disadvantaged statuses are penalized. Applying this consideration to the workplace, we explore ways in which status-based and structural aspects of work undermine women and disabled people


DHM: Well-being, inclusion and intersectionality for all (Teams) - England

24 November: 5.30-6.30pm

Intersectionality emphasizes numerous points of difference through which those who occupy multiple disadvantaged statuses are penalized. Applying this consideration to the workplace, we explore ways in which status-based and structural aspects of work undermine women and disabled people


Organisers' Network Meeting - South West

24 November: 10am-4pm

This online training event will include a session on using PCS Digital, and how we can develop organising in our region, with a focus on organising effectively during the pandemic. The course is primarily aimed at branch organisers, but is not limited to reps in that position.


Welcome to PCS - North West

24 - 26 November

This introductory one-day course will give a flavour of what trade unions do, the role of trade unions in society and what it means to be an active member of PCS.


Literacy Competition Support: Characterisation - Any PCS Region

25 November: 4.30-5.30pm

This session is run by Matt Pointon, Unionlearn Project Worker. Matt has an MA in Creative Writing and specialises in short stories. Matt explains his approach and this session should help you start to develop your submissions for the England literacy competition.


Menopause awareness - North West

26 November - 3 December

This course has been designed to create greater awareness of the menopause as a workplace issue. It looks at the symptoms women can experience, and helps reps consider various workplace factors that may negatively impact on workers experiencing the menopause, including practices that may put the health and safety of menopausal women at risk and/or may be considered discrimination against workers experiencing the menopause.


PCS Advocates - Introductory course - Wales & South West

26 November: 12-1pm

Thinking about becoming more active in PCS? Then, this is the course for you. This short online course will introduce you to the PCS Advocate role and explain how you can help organise to win for our members.


Get in touch

Check out our events page, or contact your local rep or regional office, to find out what’s going on this week and in the coming weeks.

Let us know what your group or branch is planning so we can publicise it in our weekly round-up. Email web@pcs.org.uk

Stay informed by updating your details securely online by registering for PCS Digital or by contacting membership@pcs.org.uk. Alternatively, ask your local PCS rep to enter your details securely on the PCS Organising App.

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