I have been a PCS Representative for 7 years, I am the Branch Secretary for DWP Liverpool Branch, a member of NW Regional Committee, and the GEC. I am an experienced personal case rep and Branch Officer, and at Branch level I have organised and led on campaigns on pay, office closures and more recently the Job Centre safety Campaign . I have worked with activists from sister Unions and grassroots organisations on a number of local campaigns fighting against Austerity, food and fuel poverty and homelessness.
I am a Socialist and Left Unity member and I am fully committed to Left Unity and their policies and principles. If elected, as a Group Assistant Secretary I believe I can continue to be a strong voice for our members on the GEC as we continue to defend their jobs, services and conditions and fight for the pay rise we deserve.
This year has been like no other, I am proud to be part of the Left Unity led GEC that has worked incredibly hard to prioritise members’ health and safety and ensure they are safe and supported when working in offices and at home. The C19 Pandemic continues to impact all aspects of our lives, now, more than ever, our members need our support on a range of issues and I have worked alongside the officers and members of the GEC to ensure our members have been able to continue to deliver the essential services they provide in a safe environment and we have challenged any potential threats to members’ welfare.
If elected as Group Assistant Secretary, my priorities will be:
- Stopping any further office closures
- FTA contracts to be made permanent, ensuring all staff have the same terms and conditions.
- Supporting the National Campaign on Pay, Pensions and CSCS
- Fighting for a fair Social Security System
- Opposing Outsourcing of work and fighting to bring outsourced work back in house.
I am asking for your vote in this election and, in order to give us the strongest possible GEC, please vote for ALL the Left Unity Candidates to ensure that we continue to have a strong, organised Group leadership capable of fighting and winning!
Full Left Unity DWP nomination list