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  Gale, Katherine Australia Union organiser
  Gallin, Dan Switzerland
financial union member
Dan Gallin is current Chair of the Global Labour Institute. Prior to holding this position, Gallin served 37 years as General Secretary of the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant and Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF). He was also President of the International Federation of Workers' Education Associations (IFWEA) from 1992-2003, and Director of the Organization and Representation Program of Women in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) from 2000-2002.
  Galloway, Bill United States Refrigerator technician
  Gambone, Larry Canada Retired healthcare worker

Garay, Mauricio

Canada Regional union organizer

Garton, Randall

United States

Garver, Paul

United States
financial union member
Global union official (retired)
  Gatzka, Randy Canada Union rep

Gaul, Chloe

Australia Union educator

Gibbons, Helen

Australia Trade union organiser
  Gibbons, Tish Ireland Trade union researcher

Gillespie, Robin

United States
financial union member
Union ergonomist

Glover, Nicholas

United States Support technician
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Gonzalez, Eduardo

Australia Union organiser and education officer with the Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union.
  Goodwin, Matt Australia Director of organising
  Gordon, Ron United States TV cameraman
  Gorman, Jim Canada Retired
  Govender, Gino South Africa Workers' Institute Director  
  Gray, Chris United Kingdom Union information officer

Gray, John

United Kingdom Social housing officer

Green, Lester Muata

United States Emergency medical services worker

Gregory, Mark


foundation union member
financial union member

Unionist and folklorist; has been a union activist for about forty years, paid and unpaid. An avid collector of union songs: "the hidden voice of those determined not to be written out of history by corporate power". In 1997 launched what is quite possibly the best website of its kind: www.unionsong.com. In one of his many articles on union and workers' music, he quotes Woody Guthrie: 'Maybe you got a new song. You have, if you said what you really had to say about how the old world looks to you, or how it ought to be fixed'.

Grieg, Russel


United Kingdom
financial union member


Union rep and negotiator. Has also been national lead negotiator, barman, manager in a bank, trainee legal exec, chair of a building society trade group and Buddhist. Currently studying trade unionism at Northern College, Barnsley. Also involved in developing various organising tools and resources for Unite's membership in the finance sector.

Griffin, Martyn

United Kingdom Research officer (organisational and workplace democracy)

Grima, Theresa

Australia Union education officer

Grossman, Jonathan

United States Union representative

Groube, Emma

Australia Union organiser

Guenard, Thomasin

United States Union organizer

Guille, Howard

Australia Retired union secretary

Gunstone, Tim

Australia Union growth organiser
  Gwyther, Ross Australia
financial union member
Has spent many years as a research geophysicist, as well as working most of his life in community politics around peace, environment and labour movement issues.

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Hagen, Mark

Germany Union officer / researcher
  Haekkinen, Mika Finland Organizing co-ordinator
  Häkkinen, Mika Sweden Union political officer

Hall-Jones, Peter


New Zealand
financial union member
foundation union member
peter hall-jones email me Has worked in the union movement for 20 years, starting out as an organiser/activist in unions for the unemployed, followed by work in transport and public services unions, and then on to Public Services International in France. Primarily communications and information roles. Currently lives in Porirua New Zealand, developing the New Unionism website and publications, and working with others on developing the network.

Peter Hall-Jones


Hallett, Adelia


New Zealand

foundation union member

Joined the union movement as a working journalist in the 1980s, and went on to work for New Zealand's largest private sector union the EPMU, setting up their communications department and a union newswire service as part of the process. Has a strong feel for strategic innovation, and now does freelance consultancy for several unions and NGOs. Last year won a national public relations award for her work on a wages campaign that led to real wages growth in New Zealand for the first time in a decade.
  Hamilton, Mark United States Educator

Hanlon, Beven

New Zealand

Corrections officer
  Hansen-Miller, David United Kingdom
financial union member 
Union / NGO researcher
ITF and Unite

Hanssen, Rolv



foundation union member

Bus driver in Norway for 18 years - and a union rep for most of that time. Then union officer for 11 years. Took part in developing "model municipalities", which involved harnessing workers' skills and knowledge to improve public services. Was a leader of the local federation LO in Trondheim, and helped establish broad alliances among unions on a proactive (ie rather than reactive) basis. Has written books and pamphlets in Norwegian about privatisation, tendering, private public partnerships and how unions can take the initiative in restructuring.

Haque, Ziaul

India Businessman  

Hardt, Michael

United States Teacher  

Hardy, Paul



foundation union member

Has been working in SIPTU's Organising Department since 2005. Particularly interested in the efforts of unions, including his own, to renew themselves as political and industrial structures based on membership commitment and activism. Member of the Labour Party and a correspondent for LabourStart. Was formerly an activist and member of the National Union of Journalists' national executive.
  Harmer, Gail Canada
financial union member
Activist and retired shop steward  
  Harris, Melina United States Commercial finish carpenter
  Harrison, Jodie Australia Union organiser

Harrison, Sam

United Kingdom TUC union academy organiser
  Hartery, Rachel Ireland Union activist
  Harvey, Andy Australia Trade union module manager
  Harvey, Keith Australia Union Industrial Officer
  Hatter, Stuart Australia Union official
  Haynes, Peter New Zealand Academic

Hearn Mackinnon, Bruce

Australia University lecturer

Heckscher, Charles


United States

foundation union member

charles heckscherDirector for the Center for Workplace Transformation, part of the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University. Has written a large number of books and papers on new unionism, union reform, participatory unionism, developing workplace partnership, the collaborative enterprise, and network theory. Prof Heckscher has been directly involved in a large number of industrial transformations, and these have given his work a practical value which unions have come to value highly. A selection of his writings is available here.
Charles Heckscher
  Hendrix, Jenny New Zealand
financial union member
Health worker
  Hendy, John United Kingdom Lawyer who acts for many unions in the UK

Herrera, Kathy Luz

United States Union electrician / county legislator
  Hersey, Matt United States Program Officer, Solidarity Center, AFL-CIO
  Hickman, Martin United Kingdom Civil servant

Hieber, Paul

United States Respiratory therapist
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Higgins, Sue

United Kingdom Theatre nurse

Hikaumba, Leonard



foundation union member

Trade unionist currently serving as President of the Zambia Congress of Trade Unions, as well as for the Civil Servants and Allied Workers Union of Zambia. Employed in Zambia's Ministry of Agriculture as a senior livestock officer, and also involved in campaigning against HIV/Aids.
Leonard HikaumbaCSAWUZ
  Hirsch Garcia, Diane United States Union organizer - retired

Hodges, Damon

Australia Union organiser
  Holland, Andrew Australia Senior industrial officer
  Holland, Kevin United States Telephone technician

Holland, Marvin

United States Cleaner
  Holly, Joe United Kingdom C0-Director, Global Labour Institute, UK
  Holme, Madeleine Australia Campaigns officer

Holmes, Leanne

Australia Bus driver
  Holub, Dan United States Union Director
  Hooks, Bob United States Telephone lineman

Horn, Carl

New Zealand Union organiser
  Houtsma, Atte Netherlands Home help nurse
  Hudgins, Janet Canada Retired
  Hughes, Tom United Kingdom Civil servant - Justice

Hume, Duncan

United Kingdom Probation officer

Hunter, Peter

Australia Union technical officer

Hunter, Philip


foundation union member

Has worked as a consultant to the ILO in Geneva for the past five years, focusing on multinationals and the social responsibilities of business. Worked extensively on research, policy analysis and awareness raising for unions at the global level, concentrating on labour rights and the global economy. Current research interests include the political and international solidarity dimensions of trade union renewal.
Philip Hunter
  Huxtable, David Canada Instructor / researcher  
  Hyland, Elizabeth United States  


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z    
  Idamegama, Bandula Sri Lanka Part-time union coordinator
  Illiff, Steve United States Auto worker
  Innis, Colin United Kingdom Trade union organiser




A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z    
  Jack, Phil United States Faculty  
  Jackson, Andy United Kingdom Union organiser



Jacoby, Sanford

United States Teacher


  Jammeh, Joy Senegal Student  

Jarvis, Peter

United Kingdom Union tutor
  Jeffries, Jonathan United Kingdom Lecturer in trade union education
  Ji, Minsun United States Student  

Jimenez, Carlos

United States Labor NGO national director
  Johannesson, Kristinn Orn Iceland Union worker
  Johnstone, Owen New Zealand Union organiser

Jolly, Aidan

United Kingdom Musician

Jones, Amber

New Zealand Student
Student union

Jones, Jolyon

United Kingdom Social worker
  Jones, Louisa New Zealand Union organiser

Jones, Ray

United Kingdom Trade union official
  Jones, Samara Canada Union research and communications worker



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