Bridget Corcoran DWP

GEC statement

As Group Equality Officer I  have  fought to address matters of discrimination and injustice that our members encounter and am asking for your support to continue that fight as Assistant Secretary. I value all experiences from our members to campaign for change with a collective voice. Greater participation from members makes our union stronger. 

COVID has represented the biggest threat to health and safety of our members and the public in our lifetimes.

And never has there been a more important time as trade unionists to fight for our members rights and ultimately, for our members lives. 

The pandemic has demonstrated in grim terms how we need solutions which value people above profit and how we need to place unions at the heart of rights for our workers. In DWP PCS, our reps and members have shown a level of commitment and determination that has been outstanding. And our Left Unity GEC have led the fight for these rights. Our negotiators have coupled effective strategy with integrity and principle, to benefit our members and win concessions from the employer. The Left Unity GEC have stood firm in the safety dispute when pressured with extension of hours and increased footfall and faced down threats to the safety of our members and the public,  

have fought for our members rights under equality law and have campaigned and championed the cause of our outsourced workers, often with the most vulnerable roles and conditions. 

These fights are constant and critical. And it is vital that we can succeed in the coming elections and continue the work of fighting for our members in DWP – vital for our members, their families and the public.