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Unions 21

Commission on Collective Voice

The Commission on Collective Voice in the 21st Century brought together senior union leaders, employers, MPs, academics, think tank and charity chiefs to consider how engaging workers in regular and meaningful dialogue could improve their lives and support the economy.

Chair: Baroness Margaret Prosser

Margaret has been involved in the labour movement since the early 1970s, joining the Transport and General Workers Union in 1983 as a District Organiser, finally becoming Deputy General Secretary in 1998. She was also President of the TUC in 1996.

Vice Chair: Mike Clancy, Prospect

Mike has been the General Secretary of Prospect since 2012. Prospect represents 113,000 professional, managerial and technical staff, employed in central government, utilities, defence, telecommunications, nuclear decommissioning, air traffic control and science.


Wanda Wyporska is Executive Director at The Equality Trust.

Danny Mortimer is the Chief Executive of NHS Employers.

Angela Eagle MP is the MP for Wallasey and has previously been Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury under Ed Miliband.

Gavin Kelly is the Chief Executive for the Resolution Trust

Vince Cable MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrat party and the MP for Twickenham. He was Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills

Neil Gray MP for Airdrie & Shotts and is a member of the SNP Westminster Social Justice team and Secretary to the APPG on Poverty.

Professor Melanie Simms is Professor of Work and Employment at University of Glasgow

Mark Dickinson is General Secretary of Nautilus International, the union for maritime staff.

Roy Rickhuss is General Secretary, Community

Dr. Patrick Roach is Deputy General Secretary, NASUWT - The Teachers’ Union (UK)