For PCS NEC
I’ve been a national union negotiator for nearly 2 decades dealing with senior management both in HMRC and the Cabinet Office. I have longstanding experience in representing members with individual cases, including presenting cases both at the Civil Service Appeal Board and at Employment Tribunals. One the Tribunal cases I dealt with was appealed all the way up to the European Court of Justice and it clarified the law in relation to entitlement to statutory annual leave during periods of sickness absence.
For a number of years I have been a trustee of the PCS Staff Pension Schemes.
I am involved in several campaigns through my work within Black Activists Raising Against Cuts. Examples being campaigning against deportation flights and providing humanitarian aid in Northern France.
I am the PCS Equality Lead within HMRC and I am regularly asked to provide advice to the PCS Equality Department. I co-wrote the union’s submission to the TUC Anti-Racism Taskforce. I negotiated with HMRC an Inclusive Design Guide. This guide sets high standards in accessibility for buildings within the Department.
I am seeking re-election to the NEC because while there is much to be proud of within PCS, I always recognize that there are areas where we can improve. I would like to contribute towards that effort.