I am 65 years old and live in Palm Beach, a northern suburb of Sydney. I work for the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union in their national office in Granville, a western suburb of Sydney. I am a National Industrial Officer and currently I have responsibilities for our union’s members in the engineering services industry. My work covers organising new and established members and campaigning, grievance handling, research and analysis.
I have been active in the union movement since the early 70’s in a few occupations and in directly employed union roles, and also in various forms of solidarity activity, and in the broad, socialist left.