During my 45 years in the Union, and as an Past President, I’ve known and worked alongside a fair few union activists. Many of them had positive qualities and made a significant contribution to our movement. What makes Gawain stand out is that he brings together the best of these qualities. He is an honest, committed activist who recognises the dangers and opportunities we face and will give intelligent, strategic leadership on the basis of building a fighting unity of education workers, and solidarity across the whole trade union movement. His views are never based on posturing, wishful thinking, or easy populism – but always on genuinely listening to members, and careful analysis of the nature of the struggle. As such his contribution is invaluable in winning the social changes we all need to see – don’t vote for anything less.
Bill Greenshields, Past President, NEU