Equity member leads debate at STUC
28 November 2011
Equity member Natasha Gerson recently chaired the STUC women’s conference at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Equity put forward a motion that was close to Natasha’s heart: the plight of carers. Caring is a responsibility that so often falls on women in our society. Reflecting on her year as Chair of the STUC Women’s Committee, Natasha said:
“I’ve come to the end of the year feeling enriched and supported as a carer, a worker, a union member and as a woman. It’s taught me that, if we have problems, at work, at home and in life, there’s a bigger support network available to us. That’s a great feeling and surely it’s the essence of what trade unionism is all about – the fight for equality of opportunity and the expression of diversity and the fight against discrimination in all its forms.”
Natasha was also privileged to be able to present her close friend Kate McCall with the STUC’s Meritorious Award (see above).
The Equity delegation to the STUC included Kate McCall, Sheena Penson and Linda Rifkind. General Secretary Christine Payne and Vice president Jean Rogers also attended.
For further information visit the STUC website. Photographs courtesy of Louis Flood.