For R&C GEC
I joined HMRC in 2015 and held union roles since that time in branch and joined the Black Members Advisory Group and in 2016 became Chair & the Vice Chair of the National Black Members Committee. I am also in the HMRC Disabled Advisory Group & have been in the Women’s Advisory Group. Throughout this time I have regularly attended and contributed to the GEC.
I am a workplace Rep on Industrial Relations and Casework. I see the issues and concerns of members every day in my case work as a workplace rep, successfully getting wins for members, and resolving issues including reasonable adjustments. .
- 30 +years involvement in anti-racism and equalities, in voluntary organisations, civil service and union including working with Asylum Seeker/Migrants/Refugees, Black & Equality organisations. Vice-Chair of PCS National Black Members Committee, involved in various PCS Equality groups.
- Worked across Civil Service – Child Benefit, CSA, Child Maintenance, DWP and now HMRC.
- Community and Trade Union Activist – regularly support comrades across Trade Union Movements in disputes, and done street stalls to join a union as part of a Trade Union Solidarity Network
- Been a speaker at various events over the year including – RMT, Liverpool Dockers, Peoples Assembly, Enough is Enough, Anti-Racism, Climate Emergency and more & spoke on the TUC Anti Racism Taskforce at this years TUC.
This year we have seen historic ballot results ,breaking the Trade Union Threshold and targeted action across groups, with more groups re-balloting to join. Many of us were out in Solidarity with NEU and others on 01/02/2023 and are co-ordinating to continue to do so going forward.
12+ years Civil Servants pay has been frozen. During the pandemic Civil Servant’s status as essential workers was clear, ensuring vital services, support and payments to businesses, self-employed, low paid, vulnerable people, job seekers and the disabled were delivered. As well as maintaining collection of payments to the Treasury that finance these crucial services.
Our members need a decent pay rise, everyday living costs are going up, and we know directly from members that they are struggling, and even had to use food banks when they work for the government of the 6th richest country in the world – some will get an automatic uplift in April to match the new National living Wage. It should not be this way. The PCS Tax Justice Campaign shows the money the treasury loses due to tax avoidance, whilst vital services are cut, pay is frozen and small businesses pay in comparison to income significantly more. I will continue to support this campaign Just Transition & Equalities..
I am a Socialist and a member of Left Unity – 55, Black, a woman, partially deaf been a single parent, part-time worker, and carer. I am currently serving a 2nd term on the NEC.
Please vote for me and my comrades in Left Unity