Backbone of Our Movement: Iqra Ahad

Iqra Ahad
NTEU Delegate

How long have you been a union member?

6 years.

Why did you join the union?

When I joined the union it was for support, advice and representation but I continue to be a union member to have the power to negotiate for more favourable working conditions and other benefits collectively.

What’s your best memory/story about being in the union movement?

Well, disputes are usually not a good memory but when as a union delegate you win a dispute and the ease and relief that win brings to union members who are also your colleagues is always a cherishable moment.

What’s the most important issue facing the union movement today?

The decline in Union membership would be the most important issue. The unions are not doing a good job at proving, or perhaps, even stating that their primary objective is to improve the wellbeing of its members.

Why should people join their union?

To help improve working conditions and job security for all working classes.