In a previous blog, I paid tribute to four women former Presidents who were moving on. I bumped into a fifth former union President, Fiona Lee, in her role as a representative of another union, at a meeting last week. She too has moved on, so that by the end of this year five of the last six Presidents, all women, will no longer be members.
In Fiona’s case, she was unfortunate that her Presidency, covering 2009 and 2010, coincided with the worst time ever for Public Servants and for this union. Our 2010 ADC, in particular, was a nightmare to chair. She did it all in her usual, calm and unfussy manner, never allowing raised emotions or fiery speeches from the floor to faze her. She chaired the EC in the same calm fashion and brought an even disposition to fraught circumstances.
Fiona has moved to a new occupation now. Her service to our members at a difficult time warrants recognition and acknowledgement. I wish her every success in her new role.