PCS wins two TUC awards

9 July 2009

PCS picked up two top spots at this year's TUC communications awards winning the best website and best feature categories.

This site, relaunched at annual conference 2008, was praised for being well-designed and for the way it reflects “a modern, campaigning and active trade union”.

The judges added that the site’s thousands of pages are clearly organised with careful attention given to accessibility.

They liked our wide range of toolkits and resources, said the online debates were “a nice addition” and described our PCS comment section as “great”.

A special feature about our national pay campaign in the September 2008 edition of View was chosen as the winner for arguing strongly what the judges said was an important case for higher pay in the civil service, with powerful case studies from members.

Describing the layout and presentation as “exemplary”, the judges added: “The use of readers’ letters reinforces an already strong argument, and the union’s work is both promoted and supported throughout. An excellent feature.”

Our other entries were also praised. In the best magazine category, Activate was described as “a good campaigning magazine with strong pictures and clear layout”; for best one-off publication, our DVLA stand-up desk sign was “eye-catching and novel”; and in the best use of e-communications section, the judges liked the way we have integrated e-campaigning software into our website.

The TUC has published booklets with judges' comments (PDF) and a focus on the winners (PDF).

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