UNISON North West activist and Bolton Local Government branch secretary Andrea Egan has been elected to serve as UNISON's Senior Vice President. The announcement follows UNISON’s National Executive Council elections which saw Andrea re-elected to the union’s executive.
At a virtual meeting of UNISON’s new national executive council (NEC), a new presidential team was chosen. The union’s previous presidential team had collectively served a longer term than usual due to the COVID pandemic.
Andrea has been a local government worker for 33 years and has been seconded to Bolton Local Government branch for 12 years now- having held the positions of assistant branch secretary, joint branch secretary and sole branch secretary.
Andrea said: “It’s an absolute privilege to have been elected as Senior Vice President, but I am aware that it is a huge responsibility too. Public service workers face the daily challenges of providing vital services during a pandemic after years of spending cuts and pay freezes. I would very much like to thank everyone who has supported me, now it is about how we can move forward collectively as a member-led union”.
You can read an interview with Andrea about her election here.