Organising and communications awards 2019 guidance for entrants

Individual organising and communication award criteria

This award seeks to recognise the organising and communication work of an individual rep. When nominating think about individuals who have taken a lead in organising and delivered results. When filling in the attached nomination form you should consider:

  • Has the nominee helped to raise the profile of PCS in the workplace?
  • How has the nominee used communications to raise the profile of the union and if so in what ways?
  • Has the nominee played a key role in bringing forward other reps and supporting new activists?
  • How has the nominee organised around industrial disputes and PCS campaigns, and how have they encouraged members to be involved e.g. by getting them to vote in ballots and getting involved?
  • Has the nominee significantly boosted membership through recruitment activity?
  • Has the nominee brought on new activists, particularly from under-represented groups?
  • Has the nominee organised activity to collect members’ contact details?
  • Has the nominee developed organising and/or learning action plans and activities?

Team organising award criteria

This award seeks to recognise the organising and communication work of a team of activists. When filling in the attached nomination form you should consider:

  • Did the team develop and implement an organising strategy?
  • How did the team use a variety of communication methods to support their organising strategy?
  • Does the team share out its organising tasks among its members, and encourage other activists and members to help?
  • How does the team help to develop its members and encourage them to become active reps, particularly from under-represented groups?
  • What fresh methods have the team introduced to boost membership and to get members involved, e.g. by getting them to vote in ballots and participate in campaigns, have new members been recruited, have they collected members’ contact details?
  • How does the team link organising to industrial disputes and campaigns?
  • What can other PCS teams across the union learn from their work?

New activist award criteria

This award recognises the work of a member who has become active in the union in the last year and has made a significant contribution to the work of PCS. When filling in the attached nomination form you should consider:

  • What specific contributions has the nominee made to PCS activity in the workplace?
  •  Have they recruited new members, particularly from under-represented groups?
  • Have they undertaken training to make them a more effective member of the PCS branch?
  • Have they mentored other new members passing on their experience?
  • Have they taken on any positions within the Union?  
  • Have they got involved in the union’s campaigns and if so, how?   

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