Fight for Fairness end of year rally

15 December 2021 5:30pm–7:00pm


After a tough, challenging and exhausting year, this rally will be an opportunity to reflect on our campaigns to date and mobilise for the battles ahead particularly those on pay, funding cuts, climate change and anti-racism.

Chaired by Kath Owen, speakers will include general secretary Christina McAnea, vice president Andrea Egan, chair of national Black members committee Kebbah Manneh and chair of PDCC Tony Wright.

Speaker bios:

Christina McAnea

Christina McAnea was elected General Secretary of UNISON in January 2021 – the first woman to ever hold the post. She was born in Glasgow and has worked in the trade union movement for most of her adult working life.  

A formidable negotiator and campaigner, Christina has already led national disputes and negotiations for workers in the NHS, local government, police, schools, universities and colleges, and the community and voluntary sector. 

Christina has bold ambitions for a new deal for public services and public service workers, a national social care service, support for every single member, a National UNISON College and is determined to dismantle discrimination. 

Andrea Egan

Having worked in local government for my employer for the last 33 years, Andrea has been an active UNISON member for about 30 years and is currently Branch Secretary.

First elected to the NEC in 2017, she is currently the Vice President of the NEC and Chair of the Development and Organising Committee.

She is a proud UNISON member with a record of fighting on behalf of members, on issues of equalities, jobs, pay terms and conditions as well as being a Labour Party member.

Tony Wright

Tony has worked in our NHS for coming up to 28 years. After starting out as a hospital porter he has held various roles including pharmacy technician and project manager. He has been a UNISON rep for around 22 years and for the past 14 years has worked as a full-time UNISON branch Chair and Staff Side Secretary.

In 2019 he was elected to the NEC, before being re-elected this year for a second term. As part of his role on the NEC he chairs several important committees including, the Policy Development and Campaigns committee (PDCC), the “There for You” board of Trustees and the Service Group Liaison Committee.

Kebba Manneh

Kebba Manneh Esq. JP was appointed to the Gwent Bench as a Magistrate in December 2000.  Kebba works for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board as Senior Physiotherapy Technician, specialising in Hydrotherapy.

Kebba is chair of the UNISON National Black Members’ Committee across the UK. He wrote the Motion on behalf of the Cymru/Wales UNISON Black Members’ Committee that paved the way for Black History to be taught as part of the National Curriculum in Wales.



This even is for UNISON Activists. Emails with registration details will be sent out next week – so look out for yours!