I am standing for re-election to the National Executive Committee – as part of the Democracy Alliance – to transform our Union and deliver for members.
Civil servants face job insecurity, a real-terms pay cut, and detrimental changes to our pensions. To overcome these challenges, we need to build a strong and relevant union. That is why I am proud that PCS’ current leadership has:
- Won permanent contracts for work coaches in the DWP.
- Grown the Union’s membership.
- Launched the national campaign on pay and pensions.
- Ensuring PCS is capable of calling, and winning, a ballot for industrial action. The better organised we are, the more leverage we have in negotiations.
- Rooting PCS’ demands in the experiences and concerns of our members.
- Keeping membership fees to a minimum, reducing operating costs, and improving accessibility through retaining online meetings.
- Improving communication with members.
- Supporting the Strategic Review and any changes which empower members.
I am a lifelong socialist who joined PCS because, collectively, we possess the strength and ingenuity to change the world of work for good. I entered the Civil Service in 2018 on a fixed-term contract within Defra before moving to the DWP in 2020.
During my time as an activist I have:
- Played a key role in helping PCS secure over 100,000 signatures on the pay petition.
- Proactively supported PCS’ 2019 General Election strategy.
- Utilised the ‘Branch App’ to boost my Branch’s turnout in the 2019 pay ballot.
- Recruited members and won personal cases.
- Supported successful disputes at Tate Enterprises and the Royal Parks.
If re-elected to the NEC, I will build a Union which retains existing members and appeals to non-members.
Please support me and the Democracy Alliance.
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