I heartedly endorse Gawain to be Deputy General Secretary of our Union. As a former divisional secretary, I have known him for many years, and found him to be a tireless worker for the good of the young people in our care, as well as the educators who teach them.
I saw up close how Gawain was instrumental in bringing together the NUT and ATL 3 years ago, and for helping to make the NEU the leading education union in Europe. After working with him to campaign for teacher unity, I can’t think of many other people in our Union who can bring about the further unification of education unions in the UK. He has a broad knowledge and understanding of the trade union movement, which will help with the progressing of education worker rights.
Fred Sprague, former Secretary Rotherham NUT/ATL