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A  Rail Revolution


Personal Address from Julian Bailey

Regional Organiser

South West Trains

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

My name is Julian Bailey and I am delighted to be appointed as Regional Organiser in succession to Paul Wightman who will be leaving to enjoy a well deserved retirement. In the interim I will be working alongside Paul until that day arrives.

Firstly, it is prudent to thank Paul Wightman for his tireless efforts and wish him well for the future.  I am under no illusion I have a hard act to follow however, I am capable and ready for that challenge.

So, who am I, what is my background and what do I stand for?

I am a Commercial Guard working for South West Trains with almost 14 years within the grade.  Prior to joining the railway, I worked in the Royal Navy for 12 years as an Aircraft Controller and after leaving the forces I worked at several places specialising in various elements of Air Traffic Control.  I have been involved with many other unions over the years and have helped to look after staff interests in many ways.

I am more than privileged, and excited, at the opportunity to serve as Regional Organiser exercising my abilities, efforts and knowledge to defend our rights as union members; grow our local community and staunchly advocate all of our cherished principles of unionism, and fairness.

With events taking place within our industry, this is a critical time to grow our membership, defend job security and fight for fairness to all.  ATCU is different to the mainstream and I am here to ensure all of our members have a voice, are represented and treated fairly and to ensure everybody is treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

As always, support is there for members 24/7 so with that in mind you can call me on 07763878786 for help on any matter.  Please leave a brief message if I am unavailable so that I can call you back.

Best wishes

Julian Bailey

Regional Organiser