Sunday, July 02, 2023

Jacqui's leaving Do: 29 Years as Tower Hamlets UNISON Admin Officer


On Friday evening I went to the London Hospital Tavern in Whitechapel for the "leaving do" for Jacqui (in blue on right). Jacqui had been a key support officer for Tower Hamlets UNISON Local Government Branch for 29 years. I used to be the Assistant Branch Secretary (for local government AP&T grades - which I was never that sure what that meant?) for many years before I was TUPEd out (with an absolute Pension promise, which is another story).

Jacqui and her colleague Bernie (see left of picture in blue Jeans) where the bedrock of the branch (alongside other colleagues) for all the time I was there. They were both competent, friendly, helpful, cheerful and reliable. What more can you ask for in a hugely busy office which has, what can I say, very "demanding" members and Branch officers. 

There were a number of long standing activists (Shaz) there as well as the previous 3 branch secretaries John Mac, Jean G and even Derek R, as well as former admin officer Kath. 

I had to leave early to go to another commitment but best of luck to Jacqui with her new career move and thanks to current Tower Hamlets Branch Secretary, Kerri-Anne for a wonderful goodbye speech.

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