Last updated: April 23, 2021
Seat held: Steel and metals sector representative
Pete was Community’s President for 2018/19. He works at British Steel’s Teesside Beam Mill, where he is a works rep for his branch. He has held a number of branch positions over the past 20 years including health and safety rep and vice-chairman.
He has been a member of Community for over 38 years, since joining when he started work at the Beam Mill. He was elected to Community’s National Executive in 2010.
He was elected as Vice-President of Community in 2017 and then confirmed as President at the National Executive Council in February 2018.
Pete’s work within his multiple roles over the years displays his clear commitment to put the members at the heart of everything he does.
At our biennial delegate conference in June 2019 when Pete was the Union President, he spoke passionately about our union, saying:
“Our union is leading the way in calling for the changes in the world of work to mean more flexibility for workers, not less, for shorter working hours, more fulfilling work and for an even stronger voice in the workplace.
That’s why I’m so proud to have been a member of this union for almost forty years because we are shaping the future.
In those forty years, I have constantly fought to protect our proud steel industry and that fight is as real today as it was in 2010 or 30 years earlier. I know our union will always fight to secure not just the steel industry but the jobs of all workers in every industry.”