Voice: the union for education professionals is now affiliated to the General Federation of Trade Unions (GFTU), following a unanimous vote to accept Voice by GFTU’s Executive Committee.
GFTU provides support for affiliated trade unions, including education, training and research.
Voice General Secretary Deborah Lawson said:
“I am delighted that Voice, while retaining its proud tradition of independence, is joining with 24 other specialist, professional and like-minded unions affiliated to GFTU.
“The expertise that unions bring to resolving workplace disputes and negotiating solutions in challenging times should be more widely recognised. Affiliation to GFTU provides a great opportunity to do this and is most timely as we grow as a modern union which champions the cause of education and childcare while supporting and protecting the best interests of our members and their professions."
Voice President Geraldine Everett said:
“I am delighted at the prospect of developing professional working relationships with GFTU and its affiliates.”