Deputy General Secretary (Postal)
Terry was born in Greenwich, South East London in 1958 and as a teenager moved to Kent with his family
After completing his school education Terry undertook a Tool Making Apprenticeship and held various manual jobs, both in the building trade and warehouse based. In 1985 Terry joined Royal Mail as a Postman in the Dartford area and became a member of the CWU. Terry has served as a Union Representative at Local, Area, Divisional and National level for over 28 years.
In 2001 Terry was elected as a National Officer of the CWU and was re-elected unopposed three times. During his time serving as National Officer Terry was responsible for representing Parcelforce, Mail Centres, Walk Bundling Centres, RDCs, Network & Area Distribution, RM International, RMSS, Quadrant and the Isle of Man Post Office, negotiating Agreements on operational change, pay and pensions, affording him a wealth of experience.
In July 2015 Terry was elected as the Deputy General Secretary (Postal) of the CWU.
Terry has been married for 33 years and has 3 children, as well as 6 grandchildren.
Record of CWU Activity
Branch Committee 1988, Branch Organiser/Assistant Chairman 1990-92, Delegate to Annual Conference 1991 to date, Unit Processing Representative Dartford MLO 1992-94, Area Processing Representative 1992-2000, Sub Divisional Officer 1994-96, Divisional Assistant 1996 to 2000, Delegate to TUC 1996-99, Branch Chair 1999 to 2000, Postal Executive 1998-2000, National Assistant Secretary 2001 to June 2015. Deputy General Secretary (Postal) July 2015 to present.
LDC Induction School, UCW Induction School, UCW Correspondence Courses Treasurer, Chair & Branch Officials, Area Representatives School, TQM School, Numerous Secondary and Advanced Schools, TUC Tutor Training Course, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Introduction to Mediation, Derby College Trade Unions Today Pathway, TUC Leading Change Course and TCM Ltd Workplace Mediation.