The Branch Executive Committee (BEC), elected before the Annual General Meeting each year, is the primary PCS body within the branch which, among other things:
- represents members in personal cases and negotiations with local management,
- promotes PCS campaigns,
- acts as a link between members in the branch and the union nationally,
- co-ordinates PCS activities in the branch
There are several officer positions (PCS site) on the BEC (Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Organiser & Treasurer) with different roles and responsibilities but, in practice, the lines get blurred and we all chip in to get things done.
Chair: John Virtue
Vice Chair: Bernadette Parkes
Secretary: Phil Millar
Assistant Secretary: Matt Harvey
Organiser: Phil Dickens
Assistant Organiser: position vacant
Treasurer: Wendy Johnston
Deputy Treasurer: Dave Gibbons
Training & Education Officer: Brian Allen
Equalities Officer: Helen Sheridan, Nikki Burns
Womens’ Officer: Samantha McGrath
Environmental Health & Safety Officer: Margi Henderson
Young Members Officer: Dec Henry
Health & Safety Co-ordinator: Tony O’Neill
Union Learning Rep Co-ordinator: Suzanne Donaldson
Constituency (office) reps and BEC members
In addition to the Branch Officers there are also office reps, pretty much the same as a shop steward. They represent members primarily in their own business streams (Personal Tax, Local Compliance, Special Investigations etc) for personal cases and negotiations with local management. Each committee of office reps elects lead reps to sit on the BEC alongside the Branch Officers.
Benefits & Credits: Chair – Kris Marsden, Secretary – Matthew Harvey
Reps – Tracy Christian, Clare Kay, Mark Woods
Enforcement & Compliance:
Reps – Peter Connor, Dec Henry, Samantha McGrath, Phil Millar, David Pallett
ISS Cleaning Staff: Angela Jones
PT Ops: Chair – John Virtue, Secretary – Brian Allen, Vice Chair – Bernadette Parkes
BU1 Lead Rep – James O’Neill; BU2 lead rep – Mark Cleugh
Reps – Jamie Branford, Nikki Burns, John Byrne, Ian Carruthers, Will Charlton, Mark Cleugh, Simon Connell, Phil Dickens, Joanne Dickinson, Philip Farley, Dave Gibbons, Richie Hammond, Margi Henderson, Wendy Johnston, Mary Myatt, Anne-Marie O’Connor, Sharon O’Neill, Tony O’Neill, Helen Sheridan, Peter Smullen, Andrew Stonham, Caroline Tyson, Charlie Wilson, Chris Welsh, Chris Wood
Health & Safety Reps
The functions of trade union safety reps are laid down by the 1977 Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations (SRSC Regs.). The law also gives Health and Safety Reps paid time off to fulfil their duties.
Comben House: position vacant, please contact any other Safety Rep in the branch for assistance.
Litherland House: Charlotte Bull, Bernadette Parkes
The Triad: Brian Allen, Nikki Burns, John Byrne, Brian Cairns, Ian Carruthers, Will Charlton, Dave Cluskey, Phil Dickens, Dave Gibbons, Wendy Johnston, Barry Jones, Victoria Jones, Dave Lindsay, Justine Lloyd, Tony ONeill, John Virtue, Charlie Wilson
Union Learning Reps (ULRs)
ULRs are trained union members who promote learning in the workplace.
Like the Health & Safety Reps, legislation gives Learning Reps a statutory right to time off to undertake training and to carry out their duties.
Comben House: position vacant, please contact any other ULR in the branch for assistance.
Litherland House: Rachel Dale, Nicholas Tanner
The Triad: Ian Carruthers, Haley Caruana, Sue Donaldson, Christine Donnelly, Justine Lloyd, Rosetta Luca, Christopher McGeoch, Peter Smullen