What's On? 20 September - 26 September
Members have voted overwhelmingly to accept the pay offer in the PCS MOJ consultative ballot over pay, which closed at noon today.
More than 500 new members have joined PCS during the ballot process. We will continue to engage with all members on the forthcoming review on specialist pay, allowances and recruitment and retention allowance. To have your say and be involved in the consultation you must be a PCS member.
Speak to colleagues who aren’t PCS members and encourage them to join online. (https://www.pcs.org.uk/join)
PCS members working as catering staff for facilities management company Aramark have won significant improvements to pay and conditions.
The pay increase matches inflation and is above the Living Wage Foundation’s rate. The terms and conditions improvements are significant both in terms of the real impact for PCS members and because in some respects they bring outsourced workers in line with civil servants, a significant principle for PCS Union.
PCS members working for OCS on the HMCTS security contract should have received the one off payment today in respect of the dispute over the rate of CPI.
21 September: 10am-4pm
This is a 1 day webinar course for members working in any region Please contact us if you work in another region to check if funding can be arranged.
This 1-day course is aimed at PCS reps and will assist you in developing a better understanding of domestic abuse issues, to consider, understand and support members experiencing domestic abuse and violence.
Advocates 2 (https://pcsunion.force.com/pcsdigital/s/login/) - Eastern, London and the South East
22 September: 12-1pm
The aim of this session is to continue to develop the skills of union advocates who have begun to carry out the role and to give them confidence in talking to members to help build the union.
You must have completed the initial Advocates 1 session.
22 September: 6-7pm
The key to a stronger PCS is greater participation by members in the day-to-day running of the union at the local level. If you are willing to help out a little come along to this session to talk about how you can play a role in your union as a workplace advocate.
Mentoring New Reps & Advocates (https://pcsunion.force.com/pcsdigital/s/login/?language=en_US) - Eastern, London and the South East
24 September - 1 October: 10am -12:30pm
You can’t do it all, and you won’t always be around. Vital to building a strong union branch is ensuring others will carry on your good work. This one-day course explores succession-planning; identify keen new reps and advocates; support their development as trade unionists; and ensure the health of the union for many years to come.
PCS courses and events are now being listed on PCS Digital (https://pcsunion.force.com/pcsdigital/s/login/). To be able to view and reserve spaces for upcoming events you'll need to log in to PCS Digital. If you have not yet registered (https://pcsunion.force.com/pcsdigital/s/login/SelfRegister) for PCS Digital, please do so here.
There are spaces on courses in August, including neurodiversity, (https://pcsunion.force.com/pcsdigital/s/events?language=en_US) handling complex issues (https://pcsunion.force.com/pcsdigital/s/events?language=en_US) and advocate training.
Get in touch
Check out our events page (https://www.pcs.org.uk/events), PCS Digital (http://pcsunion.force.com/pcsdigital/s/login/?language=en_US), or contact your local rep or regional office (https://www.pcs.org.uk/contact-us) 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 email@example.com (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Stay informed by updating your details securely online by registering for PCS Digital (https://pcsunion.force.com/pcsdigital/s/login/?language=en_US) (https://pcsunion.force.com/pcsdigital/s/login/SelfRegister?language=en_US)