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Congress 2019 -Day 2

Day 2 of Congress kicked of to a flying start. Today (Monday 10 June) started with motions around Public Services, including industrial Policies, rights at work, industrial and health and safety.

However, the highlight for our branch on this Monday morning was our very own Youth Officer Steph Lowe giving a speech on behalf of Branch and Region on Local Government and Austerity. She delivered her speech with caring nature and showed passion throughout, she spoke of her pride to work for her local authority, as well as the impact that Austerity as on OUR members! Steph delivered her speech with passion, precision and pride. As a branch we are so proud to have this young lady who is hard working in everything she does for our branch and the GMB.

Julie Bailey, convenor for Stoke-on-Trent City Council said “Steph delivered her speech with passion, drive and determination. I was so roud of Steph, it didn’t matter how nervous she was she didn’t show it when on stage. I am proud to have her fighting for our union.” Stuart Richards, Senior Officer for Public Services said “It’s always a huge moment when one of our activists stands up at Congress and speaks from the stage. Stephanie’s speech took this a step further. She spoke with passion and fire in support of the GMB report on Local Government austerity.
Stephanie was a credit to both our Region and our union. 8’m incredibly proudly her.”

Motions continued throughout the day and included guest speeches from Alison Phillips, first female editor of the Mirror and from Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London. Both were gifted with GMB rucksacks and Julie Bailey and Steph were lucky enough to be the only ones to get a selfie with Sadiq Khan.

Posted: 11th June 2019

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