Gawain’s commitment and dedication to education and trade unions continually inspires others to become active in their union and to work together to improve working conditions for all education workers and fight for a high quality education system which our children deserve.
If it wasn’t for Gawain I wouldn’t be active within the NEU, in fact I probably wouldn’t be teaching any more. I met Gawain at our local NEU General Meeting and he encouraged me and another colleague to become more involved which led to me attending Annual Conference for the first time, joining our local committee then becoming International Solidarity Officer and more recently Assistant Secretary for Oxfordshire NEU. I have every confidence that Gawain can guide the NEU to become a truly member led, grass roots organisation.
Lucy Coleman, Assistant Secretary, Oxfordshire District