Members are employed in a range of government departments including:
We also represent staff working for the Marine Management Organisation, and the Public Lending Right.
PCS plays a full part in the northern TUC and is represented at all levels of its regional structure. We have a team of eight delegates to the biennial conference, and three serving members of the executive committee.
Organised by the Tees Valley Public Services Alliance, this important march and rally will be held on Saturday 27 April.
The north east and particularly Teesside have been hit hard by government cuts. Over 20,000 public sector jobs have been lost in the North East in the last year, with 43,000 disappearing since the coalition government were elected.
Boroughs in Teesside now have the worst unemployment and child poverty in the UK.The rally will be addressed by Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald as well as other speakers from PCS and the local community.
Assemble at 11.00 am Albert Park Middlesbrough for a march down Linthorpe Road to Centre Square. Rally begins at 12.15 pm. Further information from the PCS Regional Office firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 0191 222 0330
Following an announcement on 24 April, DfE staff at Mowden Hall Darlington have welcomed the news that the site will be re-located within the town. The PCS branch has worked with the group, council and local MP Jenny Chapman to make the successful case to keep the jobs in the Tees Valley.
Whilst the announcement in relation to Darlington is welcome, other sites including Runcorn remain set to close.
Support the overtime ban 21 March to 20 June
PCS has agreed a ban on voluntary overtime which will be in place until 20 June.
We are calling on all PCS members to support the overtime ban as part of the campaign to force this government into negotiations.
This year's Gala will be held on Saturday 13 July.
Every year tens of thousands of people join marches across the city of Durham, converging on the Old Racecourse in a huge celebration of mining heritage and trade union and working class culture.
PCS members from across the UK attend the Big Meeting, which has become the largest trade union event in Europe.
The Government has announced a number of office closures which affect PCS members across our region.
As well as the announcement of the potential closure of Hartlepool and Carlisle DWP Benefit Centres, PCS has been made aware of plans to close local DVLA offices by December 2013. These potentially include offices in Carlisle, Newcastle and Stockton-On-Tees.
In addition, the Stockton Insolvency Office is under threat, and the Northumberland and Durham HMRC Branch are running a vigorous campaign to save tax offices in Sunderland and Washington.
PCS is campaigning to keep all these offices open. Read more details on our campaigns page.
Every year more people lose their lives at work that in wars. Workers' Memorial Day is held on 28 April every year to remember those that have died as a result of an accident at work, but also to fight for better health and safety working conditions.
Events have been organised around the northern region to mark the day.