I am secretary of Greenwich & Bexley TUC, and all my adult life I have been an active socialist and trade unionist . Particularly in UCU strikes and campaigns against education cuts most notably the closure of RNIB Redhill College, which was supported by the late Tony Benn. I am a teacher in further education
In 2010 I received the UCU Distinguished Service Award.
TUSC Council Candidate, May 2014, Glyndon Ward, Plumstead, Receiving the highest percentage vote in London.
I helped initiate the formation of the Greenwich & Bexley TUC in 2010. Re-elected secretary every year since. At the forefront of organizing support for all local strikers with financial collections, public meetings and benefit concerts: Unite bus strikes, NHS, Firefighters, EDF strikers, NUT, PCS, GMB, CWU
Recent campaigns include:
- Building solidarity for UCU strikes in Lambeth and Greenwich Community College
- London Living Wage
- Defend Council Housing
- Ritzy Bectu strikers,
- St Mungo’s,
- ISS GMB workers at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
- In the wake of Lee Rigby’s murder in Woolwich we organized local street stalls and meetings against the EDL. We also campaigned against the deaths in police custody of Paul Coker and Nur Saeed.
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