The NHS IDU Team
GENERAL SECRETARY – Alistair MacLean
Alistair leads the IDU – as General Secretary. He has more than 30 years’ experience of representing members as a workplace representative / full time official in a wide range of organisations, notably large public and private sector companies. Although Alistair’s primary role is the leadership of the union, he remains hands-on. Due to the breadth of his experience, Alistair handles cases and advises members right across the board at all levels of seniority in all organisations where there are IDU members. Alistair also leads national negotiations with the AA on behalf of staff within that company.
Alistair spent many years working for the NHS in Plymouth before becoming a full-time trade union official. He has in-depth knowledge of the NHS and the terms under which staff are employed. Alistair leads the NHS section of the IDU and personally acts on behalf of NHS members, concentrating mainly on the most serious and complex issues, including fitness-to-practise cases referred to the NMC and other regulatory bodies, as well as cases referred to the Employment Tribunals.
NATIONAL OFFICIAL – Tracy Salisbury
Tracy joined the IDU as an official in 2009. Tracy worked for Saga for many years before joining the IDU. Tracy has significant experience in representing staff from a diverse range of companies and hence has developed an insight into some very different sections of the membership, as well as an ability to quickly understand all issues faced by IDU members. Tracy has developed particular expertise in acting on behalf of NHS and Care sector staff and has established a solid track-record in successfully representing members in these sectors.
NATIONAL OFFICIAL – Mark Shervington
Mark joined the IDU as an official in 2008. Mark’s original focus was on building the membership across the board; however, like Tracy, he also represents members in the workplace across the spectrum of employers. Mark worked within the AA Driving School before joining the IDU. Mark has developed particular expertise in acting on behalf of staff employed within Halfords. Although Mark is the lead official for Halfords, he is also experienced in acting for NHS staff.
NATIONAL OFFICIAL/CASEWORK OFFICER – Krystal Smith LLB
Krystal joined the IDU in 2012. Krystal graduated in Law at the University of Portsmouth in 2010. Her role cuts across the whole spectrum of the membership; however, Krystal’s focus is on complex casework and providing technical support to the other national officials in cases where a legal eye is needed.
NATIONAL OFFICIAL/CASEWORK OFFICER – Edward Carey BA LLB
Ed joined the IDU in August 2013. He graduated from Cardiff University twice (Politics & Philosophy 2009 and Law 2013) and also spent a year a President of the Students’ Union. Ed is based in London, and deals with much of the Employment Tribunal and NMC work in the area. As well as this, Ed regularly accompanies and advises members on workplace issues. Ed has particular interests in redundancy and fitness to practise proceedings.
NATIONAL OFFICIAL/CASEWORK OFFICER – Jonathan Bradbury BA LLB
Jonathan is a National Officer, taking on cases throughout the United Kingdom. He also manages and edits the IDU’s quarterly magazine, Sentinel. He has experience in the health, hospitality and leisure, teaching and other sectors and has represented members across the private and public sector. Jonathan is also equipped to represent members in Employment Tribunals and the NMC.