Robert Eagleton

I am standing for re-election to the National Executive Committee – as part of the Democracy Alliance – to transform our Union and deliver for members.


Civil servants face job insecurity, a real-terms pay cut, and detrimental changes to our pensions. To overcome these challenges, we need to build a strong and relevant union. That is why I am proud that PCS’ current leadership has:

  • Won permanent contracts for work coaches in the DWP. 
  • Grown the Union’s membership. 
  • Launched the national campaign on pay and pensions. 

My Priorities

  • Ensuring PCS is capable of calling, and winning, a ballot for industrial action. The better organised we are, the more leverage we have in negotiations.
  • Rooting PCS’ demands in the experiences and concerns of our members.
  • Keeping membership fees to a minimum, reducing operating costs, and improving accessibility through retaining online meetings.
  • Improving communication with members.
  • Supporting the Strategic Review and any changes which empower members.

About me

I am a lifelong socialist who joined PCS because, collectively, we possess the strength and ingenuity to change the world of work for good. I entered the Civil Service in 2018 on a fixed-term contract within Defra before moving to the DWP in 2020.

During my time as an activist I have:

  • Played a key role in helping PCS secure over 100,000 signatures on the pay petition.
  • Proactively supported PCS’ 2019 General Election strategy.
  • Utilised the ‘Branch App’ to boost my Branch’s turnout in the 2019 pay ballot.
  • Recruited members and won personal cases.
  • Supported successful disputes at Tate Enterprises and the Royal Parks. 

If re-elected to the NEC, I will build a Union which retains existing members and appeals to non-members.

Please support me and the Democracy Alliance.

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