Steve Thorley


I have been a PCS (and predecessor) member for 30 years and a rep for almost as long. I became a workplace health and safety rep shortly after joining the Civil Service and later became active on a regional and then departmental level. 

I am currently the Group President of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Group and the lead for Health and Safety as well as pay and terms and conditions bargaining with the employer. I have many years’ experience in representing members individually as well as collectively on operational and HR management issues.

I have served on the Union’s National Executive Committee (NEC) for 4 years from 2018 to 2022 and I am a member of two regional committees; Midlands and Eastern and a member of Unity; the progressive left faction within Left Unity.

I have been proud to be part of a Democracy Alliance led Union, always putting our members’ issues first. I was part of the NEC Health and Safety and personnel policy sub-committees, which help helped keep members safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, by bargaining and introducing better HR management and health and safety policies and agreements. 

While COVID has not gone away, our current and ongoing industrial priorities are (1) the cost-of-living crisis and fighting for the decent pay increase all our members deserve. (2) protecting the value of our pensions and compensation scheme and (3) protecting jobs from the spectre of the Tory Government attacks on the Civil Service and wider public sector. PCS also has a key organising priority to recruit more members and representatives, in order consolidate and strengthen our great Union.

If I am voted onto the NEC, I will work alongside my Democracy Alliance colleagues for you and all members on these issues and more.