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Andy Hamlin

Trade Union Official

About Andy Hamlin

After 18 years’ service in HM Prison Service, I have taken up a role as a full time employed Trade Union Official for the Criminal Justice Workers Union.  

I am an experienced trade unionist with over 10 years’ experience, predominantly representing staff working in the Criminal Justice sector.  I started as a local TU representative at HMP Elmley, working as part of the local committee (2012-2014) before taking up post as branch secretary (2014-2018).  I have gain numerous TU qualification from the TUC and branch officials training. 

In 2020, I took up the role of General Secretary of the newly formed Criminal Justice Workers Union, alongside my role with HM Prison Services.  Working alongside a dedicated group of trade unionist, who all work within the Criminal Justice Sector, the CJWUnion has become an independent and certified trade Union representing members across the sector.  

In 2023, I left HM Prison Service and joined the CJWUnion, as a full time employed Trade Union Official, this enables the union to offer improved support, advise and representation to all our members.

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