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Steve Garelick

Steve Garelick

Position: Regional Organiser
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Telephone Number: 020 8202 8272
Mobile Number: +44 7967 763980

Bio:
I am London born aged 51, my wife Ella is Polish born and has lived in the UK for over 37 years 26 of those with me, we have two daughters. With GMB Union I held the role GMB Branch Secretary for Professional Drivers covering the London Region. GMB union have now employed me as a regional organiser based on my past success and my purview is Transportation, Logistics, Warehouse workers, Couriers and Gig economy workers. I have been involved in the Employment Rights Case for Uber & Addison Lee drivers and received the TUC organiser of the year award 2017 for my work on Workers’ rights and the Gig economy. As a campaigner I am keen to promote Worker rights as well as assisting individual’s multiple issues from Employment rights, Legal matters, Debt, Housing, Social care and Education as well as engaging with MPs, MEPS, AMs and groups such as Global Action on environmental issues. I ran a successful small Hillingdon based Executive Chauffeur company for over 25yrs. This has given me a unique overview of the pitfalls & successes a business has and leaves me better placed than many to understand small business owners worries and needs. It is my opinion that proving the Labour party is a party for small & medium business can attract more votes. My Union work covers many aspects including assisting workers with issues as diverse as depression to job loss, I have been able to help many members & their families with multiple issues. I also negotiate and engage on legislation at local & national level as well as employers and management which has given me a good insight in to these processes. I am used to media and am frequently interviewed by Press, Radio and TV and am therefore able to engage in this arena. In my current role I also sit on multiple TUC London East & South East committees including International affairs and transport. Additionally, I am a trustee of Hillingdon law centre. Locally I support small retail and restaurants as well as engaging wherever possible on a community basis. I was a candidate in Hillingdon’s local elections I continue to canvass and engage with the Labour Group. Within Ruislip Pinner and Northwood Labour Constituency I am in my third term as Vice Chair membership additionally, I sit on the Local campaign forum & am a Co-Operative Party member. During previous elections I have engaged not only conventional canvassing but also working on phone canvassing and data input and policy suggestion. Those who know me that I can be humorous and am keen to engage and assist with all. In my opinion we must show a unity as a party and follow the party manifesto to gain government. I will of course want to be engaged in Uxbridge and South Ruislip CLP meetings & events.