Ian Pope

I am seeking re-election to the National Executive Committee (NEC). I have been an active member of PCS and its predecessor union, CPSA, for 37 years and have been involved in numerous campaigns in that time. I have been involved in every level of the union from office representative, Branch Treasurer, Branch Secretary, Scotland Committee Chair, DWP Group Executive Committee (GEC) and now DWP Group Assistant Secretary. I have also been a member of the NEC since 2012. Hopefully this demonstrates my commitment to representing members at every level over a long period of time and shows that I have the experience to help members at an office level as well as in national negotiations with the employer.

There can be no doubt that 2020 has been a year like no other as a global pandemic has brought the country to standstill and changed the way we do things. I am proud of the way the Democracy Alliance-led NEC have reacted to this by providing all necessary support for our members whether they are working either in the office or at home. The priority was and still is to get as many staff as possible working from home and making workplaces safe, as the safety of PCS members is paramount at all times. Additionally, the Democracy Alliance, if elected, will continue the National Campaign on pay, pensions and the Civil Service Compensation Scheme. It is vitally important that PCS has an experienced, strong and determined leadership that will robustly challenge the government on all of those issues and more. In doing so, we will continue to build the strength of the union to face all challenges and place PCS in a stronger position to win.

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