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Community Organising Project Meet the team running GMB’s

for lifelong learning

Project manager and GMB Sports branch secretary Geoff is experienced in the learning game and now managing the project to pass out education.

MICHELLE BATESON Project worker for Wakefield and the Five Towns

Forklift truck driver turned

employment law and health and safety tutor, Michelle aims to lift people to new heights through the medium of education.

It’s a fairCOP T

he GMB Yorkshire & North Derbyshire Region has secured further funding for a new Community Organising Project

(COP) to run over the next two years. The project is backed by the Union Learning Fund and will focus on promoting lifelong learning in communities and workplaces.

Project worker for Shef ield, Rotherham, Barnsley, Doncaster and Chesterfield Pizza Hut employee, GMB activist and young members’ representative, Dave is equipped with a degree in politics and some mean pizza-making skills. He is ready and eager to serve up some education.

DAVE PIKE Finance and publicity

administrator and GMB Migrant branch auditor

Katarzyna has come all the way form Poland and is here to help you with your journey back into learning.

Project worker for Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees

From bouncer to GMB receptionist, Emma is an experienced negotiator and is now removing barriers and opening the door to your education.


Project worker for Shef ield, Rotherham, Barnsley, Doncaster and Chesterfield Sound technician by trade and musician at heart, Tom has represented GMB as a workplace organiser, health & safety and union learner representative, and is now going to help you tune into learning.

Administrator Post room operative to of ice administrator, Adam is here to deliver knowledge to the masses.


Anyone wishing to find out more about the work of the COP team should contact Adam Smith on: 01924 887 277. 27

Project worker for Leeds and York and GMB Migrant branch secretary


Speaking fluent English and Polish, Piotr is here to promote learning to everyone.



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