PCS Scotland

PCS Scotland & NI is a national region within the union with eight full time officers, one temporary project worker, four organising officers and an operations manager/education officer.

We have a high learning, organising and campaigning profile in Scotland and provide bargaining support mostly to areas that fall within the remit of Scottish ministers.

We are affiliated to the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC), and play an active role in labour movement campaigns throughout Scotland.

Details of our facilities and the work of our team can be found on these pages.

Union Modernisation Fund (UMF)

The First Minister announced to the STUC Congress in April 2016 that the Scottish government would set up a union modernisation fund "to optimise trade union work and to retain and enhance the role of trade unions in our public life".  Unions were invited to bid for monies through the STUC on a match funded basis for projects in areas such as building the capacity of workplace reps to promote, organise and negotiate around the dimensions of the Fair Work Framework and to organise to utilise the existing skills of members to inform policy development in Scotland, economic growth and the delivery of effective public services.

PCS was successful in its bid to undertake two major streams of workplace organising during the first quarter of 2017 on tax and social security powers being devolved to Scotland under the 2016 Scotland Act.  In 2018, our two projects running at the moment are 1) Creating Workers' Culture (the Culture Sector in Scotland), and 2) Equality & Mental Health in the Workplace.

Join PCS

Take control of your working life.  PCS is you, your colleagues and thousands of other members joining together for a strong voice and better jobs.

We are a powerful union of more than 26,000 members across Scotland, in the civil service or privatised areas. From court ushers and job centre advisers to tax inspectors and law enforcement, whatever your role PCS is the union for you.


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