Community Scotland were delighted to welcome Community NEC President Dean Cox to the region recently. As part of his visit, Dean toured the region to meet members and Reps – as well as taking part in tours of some of our workplaces.
His first stop was to RSBi Glasgow (City Building) where Dean was able to see firsthand the amazing work that our members in this workplace produce. RSBi Glasgow is one of the biggest supported workplaces in Europe with over 50% of its staff being disabled workers and is a splendid example of how employers can support people with disabilities in the manufacturing sector by removing barriers to entry and providing them with opportunities to become skilled workers.
Dean was also able to visit one of our biggest branches in HMP Addiewell where he had a tour of the prison and was able to speak to the branch committee about issues affecting their workplace and their members.
During his stay, Dean was given the opportunity to have a guided tour of Glasgow City Chambers, the headquarters of Glasgow City Council. Dean was accompanied by current NEC members in Scotland as well as a former Community NEC President Robert Mooney, who is currently a Councillor for Glasgow City Council.
This was Dean’s first visit to Scotland as President and was a fantastic opportunity for him to see first hand the incredibly important work that Community members across our region do.