Formerly chair of UNISON’s key National Policy Committee, retired in July 17 after 30 years in the leadership of Unison. As WASPI’s Unison sponsored non executive Director, Jane brings years of experience in “equalities”.
Passionate about equalities at a time when it was an uphill struggle, Jane was elected to Nalgo’s National Women’s Committee in the mid 1980s. She was then elected to the National Local Government Committee, the lead negotiating body, soon rising to be the chair. When UNISON came along in 1993, Jane was elected to the new Local Government Service Group Executive. In 1997 Jane was elected to the NEC and became chair of the influential Policy Committee. By 2003 she was a member of the TUC General Council and its Executive Committee.
Jane’s ‘retirement’ includes activism in CND (‘it’s in my blood’), being a director of Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI), ‘stuff’ for the Institute of Employment Rights, being a Children’s Panel Member and getting back to writing.