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GMB Birmingham & West Midlands Region

Organising Department

The Regional Organising Team is based at the Halesowen Regional Office in the heart of the West Midlands.

The Organising Team primary responsibility is to organise membership within workplaces for the purpose of recruitment/retention and, where appropriate, be involved in direct recruitment and/or assist with others.

Other duties include motivating activists, representatives, and Branches to recruit and organise members, monitoring this organisational work, as necessary and to also handle individual and collective grievances and disciplinary issues.

The department is overseen by GMB Senior Organiser Amanda Gearing.

Meet The Team

Amanda Gearing

Amanda Gearing

Amanda is the Senior Organiser for the Organising Team based within the Halesowen Regional Office. Amanda is responsible for organising particularly in Commercial/Public Services. She is committed to raising the standards for low paid workers in the social care industry and works closely with members in private care homes. More

Rebecca Mitchell

Rebecca Mitchell

Rebecca was appointed to work in the Organising Team and is based at Regional Office in Halesowen and is involved with assisting the Region to Organise and Campaign. More

Stuart Perry

Stuart Perry

Stuart is a GMB Organiser working mainly in the Organising Team assisting with organising within all sectors and industries. Prior to his appointment Stuart was a qualified lifeguard. He went on to become a shop steward as he wanted to get more involved and make a difference. More

Elaine King

Elaine King

Elaine is a GMB Organiser working mainly in the Organising Team assisting with local and national campaigns. Prior to her appointment Elaine worked in the retail sector for nearly ten years, in which she became Senior Shop Steward and also Branch Secretary. More

Ake Achi

Ake Achi

Ake Achi has a long history of fighting for the rights of working people. Since coming to the UK he has set up the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Network. He has also worked with the Labour Party to promote international development and get more MBE people registered to vote, organised demonstrations and events and more more.

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Delcan Downes

Delcan Downes

Delcan has been active in the Trade Union movement for a number of years and has been involved in equalities More