About us

The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) is one of the largest trade unions in the UK, with about 200,000 members.

We are organised throughout the civil service and government agencies, making us the UK’s largest civil service trade union. We also organise widely in the private sector, usually in areas that have been privatised.

We are a democratic organisation, run by our members, for our members. We campaign for fair pay and conditions, decent pensions for all and equality in the workplace and beyond. If you’re not a member of PCS, there’s never been a better time to join the union.



For a strong voice

Joining PCS is about standing up for one another. On your own you have very little power to influence decisions made by management. Uniting with your colleagues in the union means you can make a difference.

To make things better at work

Unions enable workers to organise around key improvements they want to make to their workplace. Together we can challenge the strength of our employers and improve our working lives.

To fight for better pay and terms and conditions

Our terms and conditions were not handed to us by management. We have fought hard to win them. Today we are going all out to protect what we already have as well as pushing for improvements where we think they can be made.

For decent public services in our communities

Decent public services need dedicated staff to deliver them. Stand with us to protect the services we provide.

To get the respect we deserve

No member should have to accept abuse, threats or physical assault as part of their job. Together we can stand up to bullies and protect each other.

For advice and support to ensure you are treated fairly at work

Your employer intends to be fair and responsible, but it’s possible that from time to time problems may arise. This is where access to advice and support from your union can pay off.

To combat discrimination and prejudice at work

We are encouraging and supporting members in under-represented groups to play a full and active role in our structures.

You will have the opportunity to elect your representatives

You can choose who you feel would best represent your interests or become a representative yourself. PCS is a democratic union and you can get involved and help decide union policy.

It’s unwise to wait

Even the most self-reliant person can have an accident or get sick, which can result in disciplinary action. Join us after encountering a problem at work and we may not be able to help you.

Corporate Membership Benefits

Members get deals on the weekly shop, insurance, mobile phones, financial planning, legal services, mortgages and much more. For more details see member benefits
You also get access to savings and loans with the PCS Credit Union

To join PCS fill in the form on the PCS website or contact PCS-DCLG branch