Liz McGachey DWP

For DWP Assistant Secretary

I have been a rep and a member of Left Unity for 17 years. I became the first female Chair of the DWP Glasgow Branch in 2015, and have held this position since. I am a Vice Chair of the PCS Scotland Committee since 2019, and a member of the National Executive Committee since 2021.

I was elected onto the Group Executive Committee in 2019. I was co-opted to the role of Group Journal Editor in 2020, and elected to this post in 2021.

I have been involved in a variety of Equality Committees throughout my time as a rep. I believe our members are the lifeblood of our union, and that we should be representative of all of our members.

Since my election to the GEC I have been a member of the Operational TU Side, meeting as part of a team to negotiate with management on issues that affect our members.

The Left Unity led GEC has worked tirelessly throughout the year to defend our members’ rights, pushing back against a forced return to the workplace where covid has made it unsafe, continuing to push for access to hybrid working and reduction in the unsustainable workloads for our jobcentre members, securing permanent jobs for 6,000 AO staff recruited on fixed term appointments while continuing to campaign for the EO FTAs.

Our GEC has also been at the forefront of the national campaign on pay, pensions and cost of living.

I am proud to be a member of Left Unity, and if elected as Group Assistant Secretary I will continue to be a strong voice on the GEC campaigning on behalf of all of our members.

I urge all members to vote for me and for all of the Left Unity candidates in order to ensure we have the strongest team possible to continue to fight for our members.