Martyn Mellis R&C


would like to rejoin the GEC having previously served for a couple of years.

In the intervening period:

  • I worked flat out to help my branch beat the threshold set by the Tory anti trade union laws.
  • I have been an active member of the Debt Management Trade Union Group successfully campaigning for colleagues in DM to be treated consistently across the directorate.
  • Using my knowledge of diversity and inclusion to good effect by campaigning for additional care leave for colleagues with caring responsibilities; as well as providing advice to reps from outside my region on Diversity and Inclusion ssues.
  • Continuing my role as Branch Secretary for Ipswich; where I have achieved good results on casework and increasing participation.

I believe a lot can be gained by using equality legislation to support members and challenge management; equality and fairness for members is at the heart of my approach to trade union activities.

I have been in HMRC and it’s predecessor department for in excess of 41 years but I still have the same passion for supporting members and campaigning as I did when I first became a union rep in the early 90s. During my time as an activist I have served on branches in Southend, London and Anglia; successfully supporting members in personal cases up to tribunal, supporting a successful campaign to keep a long term future in Ipswich as well as seeking positive resolutions in cases of systemic bullying.

I believe I can bring that experience to the GEC and support negotiations in the coming year; a year when many members will be struggling with cost of living and the strong possibility of targetted industrial action,

I hope you will consider voting for me and other LU candidates.