Our United Left candidate – Ian Evans
Ian says: “This election is crucial because it will decide whether or not South East members have the right person representing us at the highest level. This position requires someone who understands the issues in our region and can get our voices heard nationally. Someone with experience of those issues, who has spent time negotiating on members’ behalf, getting the results we deserve.
I” believe I am that person. My engagement in our region has focused on industrial disputes, on new and novel ways of delivering training and union education, on promoting messages and affiliations to sisters, brothers and colleagues locally, nationally and internationally and on being the voice of South East members at conferences and demonstrations.”
As an NHS worker, I believe passionately in a publicly-run health service free at the point of need.
I have been involved in sector negotiations at local and regional level, as well internationally when I campaigned for better recognition for health workers who served in Sierra Leone during the Ebola epidemic.
Through my background in health, I have been involved in numerous NHS campaigns but I have also campaigned in other areas, for example introducing the “Fair Tips” campaign, via a motion I moved at Unite Policy Conference, fighting passionately against “Fire and Rehire” while actively supporting workers during their strike action.
Our South East workers daily struggle is my struggle too.
In addition to industrial organising, I am also politically active in both the union (sitting on Unite National Labour Party Liaison Committee) andthe Labour Party (on Brighton Pavilion CLP Executive Committee).
As Regional Vice-Chair, I sit on our Finance & General Purpose Committee. This ensures that your money is spent wisely and that members and those who need our support are always at the forefront of our decisions.
My knowledge, abilities and experience will ensure that our voices are favourably heard whenever decisions are made.