I have now signed a contract with the PCS and have become an employee of the union from 1 July. As such I am entitled to a salary of £69,466 a year (£5,788 a month).
As part of my election platform, though, I promised not to take the full AGS salary but only take home the wage of a DWP Executive Officer (EO) working in London.
EO is the most common grade in the Civil Service; DWP is the biggest part of the Service, and I work in London. Therefore it seems to me that the EO salary is a representative wage of members in the union. Further, in my opinion it is a worker’s wage.
I asked the union