Equality matters

PCS priorities equality issues in bargaining, campaigning and organising, and in the delivery of services to our members.

Our region has four equality networks: the black members' network, Proud committee, the young members' network and the disability network. Each of these networks meets quarterly and feeds into the regional committee.

If you are interested in getting involved in any of these committees or want further information contact Simon Elliott at the North East regional office on 0191 222 0330 or email simon@pcs.org.uk.

Who does each network represent?

Disability Network

The Yorkshire and Humber disability network is your regional focus group for disability issues. The network is open to members, with or without a disability, who are interested in discussing and raising the profile of disability issues within their branches and the region.

They are an active and friendly group and always welcome new members.

Young Members Network

The Yorkshire and Humber young members network was launched in October 2005 and has given young members in the region a platform to discuss, plan and campaign around issues specifically affecting them.

The network has gone from strength to strength and members have had the opportunity to get involved in both local and national campaigns; and also going into schools and colleges to speak to students about the benefits of joining a trade union. The network always welcome new members.

PCS Proud

The union has a lesbian, gay, bisexual & trans network called Proud, which provides information and support to negotiators and members. Proud also organises seminars and training events and holds an annual general meeting.

The Proud group has regional reps and a national committee. They act as a link between our national executive and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans members.

Read more on the PCS Proud website

Black Members Network

The black members' network addresses and campaigns around the specific issues that impact on black members in our region. 

We use 'black' in the political sense, to encompass people from Africa, Asia, China, the Caribbean and anyone that identifies as being a member of a black minority ethnic group or has the potential to be discriminated because of the colour of their skin. 

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