Gary Hilton

I have decided to become a workplace contact to help make sure everyone has access to help and advice when they need it.

Being in a union provides you with support when you need it. The local Unison reps are really friendly and helpful and they have access to expert backup from the national organisation.

Also everything working people have fought for and benefit from – paid holidays, employment rights, decent wages – are all under attack. Without unions we would all be on zero hours contracts with no rights at all. We need unions today more than ever – and we all need to stand together to ensure that our voice is heard and we are not picked of one by one.

My priorities are to increase membership and involvement in the union.