Robert Eagleton (Vice-Chair of PCS’ Young Members’ Network)
I am running for the Group Executive Committee to transform our Union and deliver for members.
Workers in the DWP face a pay freeze, unsafe workplaces, job insecurity, and detrimental changes to our pensions and redundancy rights. To overcome these challenges we need to build a strongand relevant union.
While I am proud that PCS is a bold, democratic, and fighting union, we need to evolve. The pandemic, and the re-election of a Conservative Government, has dramatically changed the context we operate in and we must change with it.
• Fighting for staff on temporary contracts to be made permanent. I entered the Civil Service on a fixed-term contract and understand the anxiety caused by job insecurity.
• No return to unsafe workplaces.
• Ensuring PCS is capable of winning a ballot for industrial action. The better organisedwe are, the more leverage we have in negotiations.
• Rooting our demands in members’ experiences and concerns.
• Improving communication between the Group, branches, and members.
I joined PCS because, collectively, we possess the strength and ingenuity to change the world of work for good. I am the Vice-Chair of PCS’ Young Members’ Network and I previously served as Secretary of the Efra London and South East Branch.
During my time as an activist I have:
• Played a key role in helping PCS secure 100,000 signatures on the pay petition.
• Attacked the recent pay freeze in a BBC interview.
• Recruited members, won personal cases, and provided practical support to industrial disputes.
• Utilised the ‘Branch App’ and other technologies to organise and engage members.
If elected to the GEC, I will help build a Union which retains existing members and appeals to non-members. Please support me and the Left Unity slate.