My employment with BT Group started
back in October 1983 as a Building Services construction
electrician, working on power supplies for BT buildings and
equipment. After the strike in 1987 I joined the Branch
committee of Brighton engineering Branch where in 1989
became an assistant Secretary.
Having had spells as Vice Chair, Branch Chair, and
Union Safety Rep and having attended many Trade Union
courses at Alvescot Lodge I was encouraged and took the
position of Branch Chairperson in 1992, and started duties
within that role, after being awarded time off to complete
Union duties from BT, and became a full time Union
representative in 1993.
During 1995 it was great to
be elected as Branch Secretary, where after several years
experience led the Brighton Branch into negotiation with the
Tunbridge Wells branch for merger. This took place in
February 2003 where after a short spell as full time Branch
Chair, was elected as Branch Secretary to the South East
Central Branch during 2004/5.
We have a good cross
section of 23 branch committee representatives, that meet 4
times a year and cover all areas from Hastings to Sevenoaks
to Shoreham in West Sussex. There are another 3 Full time
Union officers, and another 6 or so junior Branch officers
assisting the Branch
Over the last 5 years it has
been great to carry out the role of National Team members to
the BT Supply Chain business unit, part of Enterprise, of
which I am an employee of. It involves travelling all over
the UK and accounts for around half of my Union time
We pride ourselves as being a Branch that actively recruits,
and gets out and about, to meet Branch members. Would be
nice to BUMP into you at some stage- or feel free to give me
If you have any issues you wish me to assist with
please contact me via email or the contact details as stated
on the home page.
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