Welcome to the Branch Equalities Section

In PCS, equality is at the heart of everything we do. It's important as it helps to make sure we are always working to represent all of our members.

 

PCS have a number of equality groups nationally that work to promote equality as well as tackle discrimination in our workplaces, society and around the rest of the world. PCS is committed to ensuring our members within under-represented groups are encouraged and supported to play a full and active role in our Union.

 

There are five equality groups within PCS. These are:

 

National Black Members Committee

National Disabled Members Forum

National Women's Forum

National Young Members Committee, and

Proud, our LGBT members group

 

Each group campaign throughout the year and organise events to engage and encourge members to participate within the group as well as PCS' wider campaigning strategies.

 

Within the Branch we have elected officers on the Branch Executive Committee for each equality starnd to ensure we as a Branch support our members and remain inclusive of our members.

 

Use the links on the left to access details of news, events and other items of interest for each of our local equality groups. And if you have any questions then please speak to any local rep who will be happy to speak with yuou in confidence. 

Equalities Calendar

Part of the role of the branch equality committee is to promote specific equality focused events. Below you will see a timetable of events throughout the year. If you would like further information on these events or about any involvement PCS will have in them, please contact your local rep.

 

January

 

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

 

February

 

World Cancer Awareness Month

LGBT History Month

 

March

 

International Woman's Month

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination - 21st

Transgender Visibility Day - 31st

 

April

 

Stress Awareness Month

Autism Awareness Month

 

May

 

International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia - 17th

Mental Health Awareness Week - 11th to 17th

 

June 

 

Ramadan - 18th June to 17th July

 

July

 

Ramadan - 18th June to 17th July

 

August

 

International Youth Day - 12th

 

September

 

Bi-Visibility Day - 23rd

 

October

 

Black History Month

World Mental Health Day - 10th

International LGBT Coming out day - 11th

 

November

 

Transgender day of Remembrance - 20th

 

December

 

World AIDS day - 1st

International Day of Persons with Disabilities - 3rd