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Name: Ruth Carr
Job: Library Information Officer
How long have you been a member of the union? 31years.
What do you like about your role in UNISON? Meeting people from all over the North West with the same values and aims.
Where do you live? Urmston.
Where would you want to live? Venice, Nice or Bristol.
Best thing about UNISON? It’s lay member led.
Who or what is your inspiration? Mike Harkin, ex-Branch Secretary, role
model and ace librarian.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? Shooting my mouth off when it would be wiser to remain silent!
What is the trait you most deplore in others? Dishonesty.
If you were Prime Minister, what would you do first? Abolish the House of Lords.
What superpower would you like? 20/20 vision would do me as I’ve been shortsighted nearly all my life.
What’s your ideal job? Vintner.
What’s the worst job you’ve ever done? A Saturday job in a greengrocers.
Favourite holiday destination, film, drink, football club? Italy, The
Odd Couple, Prosecco, Manchester City.
What was your best day at work? Tomorrow.
And your worst? When we received the news of the death of a much-loved
colleague.
Why do unions matter? Because, as Clarence Darrow said: “With all their
faults, trade unions have done more for humanity than any other organisation
of men that ever existed. They have done more for decency, for honesty,
for education, for the betterment of the race, for the developing of character
in man, than any other association of men.”

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