PCS What’s On - 3 to 9 August

31 Jul 2020

With the summer holidays underway, PCS education takes a short break. In the meantime the main task we are encouraging all PCS members and their families and friends to do is sign and share the PCS pay petition.

PCS pay petition

The petition recognises the contribution made by UK government workers during the pandemic crisis, opposes another real-terms pay cuts, and calls for an across the board pay increase. 35,000 people have now signed, but PCS needs members to promote the petition to get that number even higher and to show the governement how much support there is for civil servents who have worked extrodinalrily hard during this crisis to keep the country running. 

If you'd like to see how your local area (parliamentary constituency) is performing you can use this interactive map. The areas that currently have the most signatures are:

  1. Bootle
  2. East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
  3. Dover 

Want to see your area climb the ranks and to see the union reach its goal of 100,000 signatures? Here are 5 things you can do to help:

  1. Sign our petition, on the UK government and parliament petitions website. 
  2. Share our petition on social media.
  3. Ask a work colleague to sign the petition. The more of us who sign it the stronger we are.
  4. Get involved in PCS, if you’re not already.
  5. Ask non-members in your workplace to join PCS. The more of us who are in the union, the more chance we’ve got of being successful.

Free online courses

The majority of trade union education courses are facilitated by further education Colleges. With these colleges currently on holiday there will be a short break in the trade union education schedule. In the meantime, PCS members are encouraged to make the most of Litmos, a new online learning platform with literally hundreds of free courses.


PCS Art Club

A course for PCS members in England with an interest in illustration. This online event takes place from 4.30-5.30pm on Friday (7), using Microsoft Teams.


Coming Up

10 August - 21 December

Black History Sessions:

10 August - 1 September

Mentoring course (Northern)

11 - 18 August

Racism and intolerance: changing attitudes in the workplace (Northern)

Racism and intolerance: changing attitudes in the workplace (Yorkshire and Humber)

11 August

Spanish Taster Session

12-19 August

COVID19 Safe Return to Work short course (Northern)

COVID19 Safe Return to Work short course (Yorkshire and Humber).


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

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