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Tommy Dawkins joined the GMB within the Birmingham & West Midlands Region in July 2015 taking up a post as an Organiser. As well as normal Officer duties representing members Tommy will be a roving Ambassador for GMB within Schools promoting learning.
Tommy's previous role was a union representative for Steelite on behalf of Unity before the merger with GMB. He also was the general president for Unity for many years and was a member of the NEC.
Tommy Dawkins, who is well-known throughout the union movement for promoting literacy and numeracy amongst members, in 2002 he was awarded an MBE for his promotion of Skills for Life across the UK. He regularly speaks to groups of workers around the UK under the auspices of the TUC so has a vast amount of experience in promoting learning.