STUC Helen Dowie Award for Lifelong Learning
Helen Dowie Award 2008
The third annual STUC Helen Dowie Award for Lifelong Learning recipient was Audrey McJimpsey. Audrey is a Community Union Learning Representative at RSBi Blindcraft in Springburn, Glasgow, and she lives in Carluke.
Audrey has been very active within the trade union movement since 1986, and currently supports local initiatives to promote union activity, especially union learning. She represents 100 members in her role as a Learning Rep within RSBi. A large percentage of the workforce is disabled at RSBi Blindcraft and Audrey has encouraged more than 75% of the workers to take up learning opportunities.
Audrey was presented with the third annual award at the STUC Annual Congress in Inverness in April 2008 by then Prime Minister Gordon Brown.