Louise Evans DWP

For DWP GEC

I have been a committed rep in DWP PCS for 14 years and a member of Left Unity for most of that time. As South West Regional Secretary I have successfully negotiated on a range of issues faced by members in that Region and across Southern. I strongly believe that everything we do should be for the benefit of our members and we have a responsibility to consult with them and do whatever we can to address their concerns at all levels.

I am proud to have been a member of the Left Unity led GEC for 5 years and during that time we have achieved a great deal. We have campaigned on issues important to members such as Pay, Pensions and Working Conditions, and to gain permanency for our FTA members. I am most proud of our response to the recent crisis – consulting with members and making management think again about deadlines to start hybrid working, and doing everything possible to make sure members were kept as safe as possible in their workplaces whilst pressing for as many as possible to continue to work from home. Next year will be just as hard I am sure, and we need a strong Union to continue to work for our members. I am seeking re-election to the GEC so that I can continue to be part of that work.