The Culture, media and sport occupational association (CMSOA) is the over-arching body covering all our PCS bargaining units in sport and culture and represents the interests of all of its members across the sector.
It was formed in the late 1990s to pull together the diverse organisations that PCS represents under the title of “culture” and delegates to its association executive committee (AEC) come from England, Scotland and Wales.
In the culture sector PCS is recognised in:
Some of these public bodies are non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) and agencies, linked to the civil service or assemblies in Northern Ireland and Wales and the Scottish Executive.
PCS members in sport and culture work in many different jobs such as visitor services, retail, IT, security, administration and technical support, conservation, gardening and cleaning. Despite the different ypes of employment and employers there are many common issues and aims shared by members in this sector.
The CMSOA’s objectives are:
The CMSOA’s association executive committee is elected annually at the CMSOA annual conference from nominations made by branches at their branch’s annual general meeting (AGM).
It is comprised of a president, treasurer, organiser and communications officer.
In addition there are up to 10 committee members. The secretary is an appointed union officer and the association executive committee is also supported by the PCS negotiation officers and regional organiser working in the culture sector.
Any PCS member in sport and culture can stand for election to the association executive committee. Just ask about getting nominated at your branch annual general meeting.
Any PCS member in the culture sector can stand for election to the association executive committee. Just ask about getting nominated at your branch annual general meeting.