Bridget Corcoran

A strong Democracy Alliance NEC is essential to face the battles ahead. We have to continue our fight for better pay, adequate staffing levels, an end to target-led culture, to oppose privatisation and to support our workers terms and conditions. It is a fight for essential health  and safety rights under covid. Our union can continue to be a leading force in the campaign for a decent society where vulnerable people are given support not sanction. And where our members do not fear going to work. 

I am DWP Group Equality Officer and I identify as LGBT+ so marginalisation and issues of discrimination are integral to my experience and approach in PCS. Our major strength as a Left Unity led union is our ability to reflect the experiences of members and fight effectively for them. As DWP PCS Group Equality Officer I am always fighting to address matters of discrimination and injustice that we encounter. I am asking for your support to continue that fight on the NEC and I shall be tireless in my pursuit of the best outcomes for our members across the civil service using experience I have gained from PCS DWP Group and from PCS National Women’s Forum. 

I have seen a wide range of issues from these areas and it is clear our members are all under huge levels of pressure and stress. We have more evidence of discrimination with huge rises in Employment Tribunals. The problems faced by women, part-time workers, disabled workers, LGBT+ and black workers shows us the disproportionate effects of the application of policies. Covid has revealed these injustices even more with potential and actual fatal impact. These inequalities must change and will continue to be a priority for our Left Unity NEC. 

In these times of intense political polarity, it would be a privilege to work on a national level representing our members on a socialist platform to challenge inequalities in the workplace. A Democracy Alliance NEC is vital for that fight. 

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