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Good To Meet You… Iris Short

How long have you worked at the Branch? 29 years.
What do you like about it? I love the work… always want to come to work… never bored… every day’s a plate-spinning challenge.
Where do you live? Altrincham.
Where would you like to live? Florence or Liverpool; not too much to choose between!
Best thing about UNISON? For officers who are elected, it’s not a career move; they have a genuine desire to help and change things. Try to walk a month in their shoes and see how you would do things differently.
If I was Prime Minister? I’d practice what I preached.
Personal superpower? Eat less and sleep more!
Worst job you’ve had? Cleaning a pub when times were hard.
What’s your ideal job? I have already got it.
Favourite holiday destination/drink/football team? Italy/Cava/Liverpool FC.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? Thinking I have got to get things done NOW!
What is the trait you most deplore in others? Cruelty.
Why do unions matter? ‘Nothing was ever freely given.’ Men and women have fought hard for what we all take for granted; the fight still goes on.
Who is your inspiration? Bill Shankly.

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