As a current member of the NEC, I am proud to be part of a Democracy Alliance led union leading the fight against Governments attacks.
We are living in a precarious world, one ripped apart by Coronavirus with a Tory Government intent on putting Profit before People, the economy before health. The Tories continue to attack welfare, healthcare, pushing through privatisation, keeping pay restraint, and attacking our terms and conditions. However, they are a Government, who can be beaten back. Now is the time to unite together, unite with other activists, unions, and organisations to defend, and improve our world and our living standards. We cannot wait 4 years for a Labour Government to takeover the management of capitalism, particularly one veering in the same direction as Tony Blair.
There is much to do, if elected and as an NEC member I will continue to take a lead. Our opponents have seemingly taken to swiping from the side lines, they have no strategy, and spend their time attacking the NEC not the Tory Government. That is not the way to lead our union. Our members want a union that protects their interests, puts forward a strategy, and takes account of the world of work they are experiencing.
In my role as DfT Group President and a member of the NEC I have given my leadership in areas such as DVSA where our members have been sent home to work, this includes Driving Examiners who cannot work from home. Where the employer has insisted on making our members work in jobs that bring them into contact with the virus and where they fear for their safety, I have ensured members are balloted and using Section 44 of the ERA as well. In DVLA I have fully supported and advised our Branch reps throughout the pandemic. Together we have worked with the NEC to ensure our members safety is at the forefront of the agenda. We have used every avenue we can, Press, social media, Parliament and involved our members to bring about awareness of the issues that our members in DVLA face. I will continue to give my full commitment to do this.
I have also been heavily involved in the National Organisation and Education committee of PCS. Working alongside Fran as the National President and other NEC members we have devised a campaigning strategy over the issues of pay and have and continue to link that into the Pensions and Compensation scheme. Unlike our opponents I and other Democracy Alliance candidates have understood the current situation as to what our members are presently experiencing, and we have ensured that organisation and recruitment are key to delivering successful campaigns. We put the blame on these attacks at the Government’s door not at our union reps and members.
If elected I will campaign for.
- The PCS alternative – create jobs, not cut them, invest in public services
- An end to the pay freeze, return to national pay bargaining
- Continuing the fight to defend the CSCS
- Campaign for our pensions contributions to be refunded
- Opposition to office closures and against privatisation of jobs and services
- Tax justice – make the rich pay their share, end tax avoidance and evasion
- Uniting with other unions in action where this is possible
- Ensuring our commercial sector members jobs, terms and conditions are protected
- Putting equality, particularly transgender issues at the heart of all we do
Democracy Alliance candidates have shown they will stand up to the Government’s attacks, taking forward a strategy that can win. I am a member of the SWP, and I ask that you vote for me and the other Democracy Alliance candidates in this election.
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