Unite’s – CSEU’s Tony Burke Joins the Enginuity Board
Senior union figure Tony Burke has joined the board of the Enginuity – which is key to equipping UK engineering with the skills required to generate the economic recovery.
Tony, who will become a trustee of Enginuity, is an Assistant General Secretary at Unite, President of the Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions and Vice President of IndustriALL Europe – and a member of the TUC Executive Committee leading on employment and union rights.
A trade unionist for over 45 years, Tony was previously the Deputy General Secretary of the print and media union GPMU.
He has responsibility for skills and represents the TUC on the board of the sector skills council Cogent and represents Unite within international union movement including Unite’s relationship in Workers Uniting with the United Steelworkers in North America.
He is chair of the Campaign for Trade Union Freedom and a member of the Board of the Peoples Press Printing Society.
Ann Watson, CEO of Enginuity said: “We are delighted to welcome Tony onboard – especially at such a pivotal moment in terms of ensuring the nation has the skills it needs to fuel the economic recovery.
“He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise having worked across many years at a senior level in the union and labour movement.”
Tony Burke said: “Enginuity is an important sector connector for engineering and manufacturing – especially in these unprecedented times for the UK economy and for jobs and skills. I am looking forward to helping them make a difference by helping workers and companies in engineering and manufacturing in the economic recovery.”
Enginuity, (formerly Semta) has recently recalibrated it’s offering to the engineering sector launching a raft of innovative digital initiatives to support employers, educators and individuals.
Tony replaces Ian Waddell, General Secretary of the CSEU who has stood down from the Enginuity Board.
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