NUT Representative and Officer of the Year awards 2012-13
31 March 2013
The NUT General Secretary today presented awards to members in the English regions and Wales for their tremendous work on behalf of the Union.
Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers’ union, said;
“It is through the extraordinary work of our school representatives and local officers that we remain such a vibrant and effective Union. It is beyond question that without their hard work and commitment the NUT would not be able to achieve all that it does. In challenging times for the trade union movement it is important to recognise this by way of the Representative and Officer of the Year Awards. We are deeply grateful to our winners for all the time, energy and enthusiasm they give.”
Two national-level awards recognise exemplary work in recruitment and retention at local level. They are presented to:
Yolanda Cattle of Barking & Dagenham Division
Yolanda is the winner of the 2012/13 National Representative of the Year Award for her work in the campaign against plans by Barking & Dagenham Council to merge her school with a neighbour, which would have resulted in a Voluntary Aided Primary School. The successful efforts to oppose this plan included strike action, national as well as local press coverage and a petition that was supported by teachers, parents and governors alike.
Andy Reeve of Leicestershire Division
Andy is the winner of the 2012/13 National Officer of the Year Award. He has led the association for five years, through increasingly difficult times and with great commitment. He has won plaudits for recognising the changing circumstances for his association and working with colleagues to develop innovative new ways of organising union work and supporting members.
Nine regional/Wales Representative of the Year Awards and nine regional/Wales Officer of the Year Awards are also being given. These too recognise outstanding achievements on behalf of the Union in membership recruitment and retention.
This year’s winners of the 2012/13 Regional/Wales Representative of the Year Awards are:
|Northern:||Janet Robinson (North Tyneside)|
|North West:||Roy Wilkes (Bury)|
|Yorkshire/Midland:||Graeme Routledge (Doncaster & District)|
|Midlands:||Jeremy Paige (Birmingham)|
|Eastern:||Chris Butcher (Buckinghamshire)|
|South East (joint winner):||Sarah Carter (Oxfordshire)|
|South East (joint winner):||Seren Collins (West Sussex)|
|South West (joint winner):||Harry Roberts (Cornwall & Isles of Scilly)|
|South West (joint winner):||Kim Vigors (Somerset)|
|London:||Yolanda Cattle (Barking & Dagenham)|
|Wales:||Helen Hare (Bridgend)|
This year’s winners of the 2012/13 Regional/Wales Officer of the Year Awards are:
|Northern:||Katy Owen Smith (North Yorkshire)|
|North West:||Cathy Fitzgerald-Taher (Liverpool)|
|Yorkshire/Midland:||Laura Jane Fisher (Wakefield & District)|
|Midlands:||Andy Reeve (Leicestershire)|
|Eastern:||Murray Sackwild (Harlow & Epping Forest)|
|South East||Ted Truscoe (Surrey)|
|South West:||Claire Nicholls (Bristol)|
|London:||Julie Davies (Haringey)|
|Wales:||Glyn Tiltman (City & County of Swansea)|