UCU need Elane Heffernan as disabled FE rep on the NEC. She is a long term activist for disabled people’s rights who also fights for all equality issues, and has a long history of standing up to racism. Elane will work for a union which fights for better working conditions and to defend education. Her recent branch victory, winning better conditions for disabled people, shows she has the skills and the resolve to win. As national equalities chair I encourage everyone to vote for Elane and vote for a fighting, equality centred union.
Chair UCU equality committee, national black members rep (NEC)