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Meet the Team

Annette Greenwood

Annette Greenwood

Position: Health & Safety Officer
Email Address:
Telephone Number: 01215695990

Bio:
Annette is the current secretary of the TUC regional Health & Safety forum and is a member of the GMB BOSS womens group. To assist members in her role as Health & Safety Officer, Annette has recently undertaken a NEBOSH and diploma qualification in health & safety.
Darren James

Darren James

Position: Branch Secretary/Convenor
Email Address:
Telephone Number: 01215695990

Bio:
In addition to his role within the branch, Darren currently sits on the NJC Pay committee representing GMB on talks around Government pay and the National Local Government Workers Committee, Regional Committee & Regional Council, he also sits on the regional Local Government activists forum  
Donna Spencer

Donna Spencer

Position: Young Members Officer
Email Address:
Telephone Number: 0121 569 5990

Bio:
Donna has recently been elected as Branch Young Members Officer. She is keen to engage with members aged 30 and under and campaign on issues which disadvantage young workers. Donna can be contacted via branch office.
Ian Cooper

Ian Cooper

Position: Branch President
Email Address:
Telephone Number: 0121 569 5990

Bio:
Along with being Branch President, Ian has recently undertaken his GMB representative training and earlier this year was selected as the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Halesowen and Rowley Regis for the Labour Party, although not elected at the 2019 General Election, Ian remains a dedicated community activist. Ian is on hand to respond to any enquiry relating to branch matters.
Julia Sear

Julia Sear

Position: Education Representative
Email Address:
Telephone Number: 01215695992

Bio:
Julia is on hand to answer enquiries in relation to school based issues every Wednesday and, Thursday during term time. A former teaching assistant, Julia knows how important the roles of support staff are in school and is dedicated to improving conditions for school based staff.
Ranjit Soomal

Ranjit Soomal

Position: Race Officer
Email Address:
Telephone Number: 0121 569 5990

Bio:
Ranjit has recently been elected as Branch Race Officer, she is keen to engage with BaME members and campaign on issues which cause disadvantage. Ranjit is on hand to assist with any enquiries and is contactable through branch office.
Sarah James

Sarah James

Position: Senior Rep/Equality Officer
Email Address:
Telephone Number: 0121 5695991

Bio:
In addition to her role within branch, Sarah is currently GMB's equality lead for women, sitting on the National and Regional Equality Forum along with being a member of our regional womens group. Sarah is on hand to answer and assist with queries in relation to equality related issues, and to further assist members has recently completed a TUC Diploma in Equalities and an NVQ in counselling and has recently undertaken a diploma qualification in Employment Law.