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Andy Hardy

Andy Hardy

National officer

Areas covered: Wales, South West England, Hereford and Worcestershire

Phone: 020 7121 5140

Mobile: 07908 209222 (preferred)

Email: a.hardy@miphealth.org.uk

Andy looks after MiP members working in Wales and South West England. As a national officer, he represents and advises members, supports local reps and link members, recruits new members and negotiates with employers in his area. Andy also supports members facing action by their professional bodies, such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council or the Health and Care Professions Council

Andy sits on the Welsh NHS Partnership Forum and UNISON’s health committee for Wales. He also represents MiP members on the partnership forum for the South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit.

Andy specialises in individual casework and takes a particular interest in the proper conduct of investigations. He also has special expertise in professional standards and dealing with professional bodies, and has been trained in professional services representation by UNISON.

Andy first became active in UNISON in Sheffield when he was 22 and started work as a service conditions officer. He later worked as a contract negotiator and administrator for a film industry trade union in Canada, and as an organiser for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in Canada and America. During his time working in the film industry, Andy met many stars including Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Rhys Ifans and Mariah Carey. He also worked on an SEIU campaign in support of John Kerry’s US presidential bid in 2004.

Andy loves to play the guitar but enjoys spending most of his time with his four-year-old son. He is also a fully trained carpenter and joiner, having worked for a City and Guilds qualification on leaving school.

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