Gary Oakes

My name is Gary Oakes. I am Assistant General Secretary of what was formerly the Ceramic and Allied Trades Union, now known as UNITY. Our union has changed as the working lives of our members have changed. Manufacturing industry has contracted and many people are now working in the service and distribution industries. We aim to give our members support in their new working lives. The Union donated this mug to the project, and I contributed an interview which can be read in the essay section of the site.