Fran Heathcote DWP

For DWP Vice President

I am standing for re-election as DWP Vice President, based on my experience, knowledge, and background within the group.

The profile of PCS is at an all-time high, with membership rising and DWP members playing a key role in the National Campaign. Taking targeted action in Doncaster, Toxteth, Stockport and Bolton so far, we actively encourage DWP members to consider targeted areas that would make an impact. Backed up by successful all-member action, this is a strategy to win.

In DWP, PCS members face huge challenges. Our Left Unity-led GEC has worked tirelessly to protect you, negotiating continuously, providing numerous updates, making real gains for members. You need and deserve that strong, experienced leadership to continue. Don’t fall for the slogans, Left Unity provides that leadership.

Members need a union that stands up for them. One that focuses its efforts on building strength to win gains at work, one that is capable of fighting for improvements and is not afraid to tackle difficult issues with robust negotiations, backed up by membership support, when needed.   

Having continued to play an active role on the GEC since becoming National President, as group Vice President, I have focused on organising, supporting our Commercial Sector members and revitalising the Young Members Committee, now an active, vibrant group under my leadership. 

I pledge to continue to work closely with, and under the leadership of, Group President, Martin Cavanagh, to support all PCS members in the DWP. 

I am proud to be part of a list of candidates that once again demonstrates Left Unity’s commitment to equality and diversity, ensuring a wide range of representation. I ask for your support for myself and all other Left Unity candidates.