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Welcoming New PCS General Secretary, Fran Heathcote

  • Submitted by: Mercedes Villalba, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour.
  • Date lodged: Monday, 08 January 2024
  • Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Motion reference: S6M-11740

That the Parliament congratulates Fran Heathcote on her election as general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union to take over from Mark Serwotka who is retiring; notes that this historic result means that Fran Heathcote is the first woman general secretary in the 130-year history of PCS and its predecessor unions; welcomes Fran's commitment to fighting for better pay and conditions for civil servants in the face of the cost of living crisis; recognises what it sees as the importance of the PCS union in representing the interests of civil servants; acknowledges what it considers to be the significant contributions of Mark Serwotka to the PCS union over the past 23 years, and wishes him well in his retirement.

Supported by: Clare Adamson, Sarah Boyack, Maggie Chapman, Foysol Choudhury, Katy Clark, Monica Lennon (Registered interest) , Ruth Maguire, Ash Regan, Paul Sweeney, Tess White