MAKING UNION POLICY

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This briefing sets out how members can take part in the democratic decision making of the union and provides a guide on how to write a motion.

Any member can influence union policy. The main way to do this is by putting forward a motion to express your views about the work of your branch, region, group, the national union, or any of the other structures. Over Christmas why not have a think about what you would like to see PCS focus on next year and prepare a motion to set the union policy to go to your branch annual general meeting (AGM) in February/March. Continue reading

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HOME OFFICE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT: FORCED DISTRIBUTION AND MODERATION SCRAPPED

HO/MB/080/16

  • Home Office announces the first steps towards scrapping the Performance Development Review (PDR) scheme
  • PCS still engaged on designing a future system before introduction in April 2017
  • PCS continue to campaign to remove the current system before year end.

Following the briefing issued by the Permanent Secretary, Mark Sedwill, PCS welcome the announcement scrapping of the current PDR system. This will mean the removal of forced ranking and also an end to the dreaded moderation process. Continue reading

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EUROPEAN ASYLUM SUPPORT OFFICE (EASO)_

HO/MB/078/16

Summary: PCS addressed a number of concerns raised by members following deployment in support of EASO to Greece

 

The GEC was made aware of a number of concerns regarding the initial deployments to Greece by officers working to the European Asylum Support Office (EASO). The issues highlighted included accommodation, clothing, shift working, vaccinations, food/water, working conditions together with health and safety issues. While management believe that a number of these issues had been addressed, PCS felt member’s concerns needed to be raised formally and that full and meaningful engagement with PCS was required prior to deployment. Going forward, PCS have agreed that prior to future deployments PCS will be consulted, this is seen as a positive move. Continue reading

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