Unity is the biggest question which faces us as a movement. If we could unite 1 million educators around the same vision, we would be in a position, not just to fight off the attacks of this government, but to win for education. Gawain has a proven track record in promoting, organising for, and delivering professional unity. He was a key driving force behind the amalgamation of ATL and NUT to form the National Education Union.
More than this, he has a driving passion to take this process forward and is, I believe, the candidate who could deliver unity across education. No other candidate has a greater commitment to education, trade unionism and unity. That is why I’m supporting Gawain for Deputy General Secretary. If you want a union that can win, you will support him too.
Hank Roberts, UNIFY Organising secretary and NEU Executive member