East Riding College Tutor Wins Prestigious Award

26th April 2007 2:51pm - Return to press releases

Dave Parr, a Trade Union Studies Tutor and Disability Champions at Work Project Worker at East Riding College, has received the esteemed Amicus Gold Award. Dave was nominated by Amicus Regional Officers for his work in championing the rights of disabled workers.

Dave was presented with a magnificent 9ct gold award, for the recognition of his work in the Equality and Disability Champion Category at the The Queens Hotel in Leeds, from the Amicus Yorkshire Regional Council

Dave one of 5 award winners from across the region said "Its great to see that half of the award winners have direct links to the Hull Trade Union Studies Centre." East Riding College is one of only 3 centres in the north to provide Trade Union Studies training.
A dedicated 5 day training course has been written as part of the TUC training programme for people interested in becoming Disability Champions.

Davey Hall, Amicus Regional Secretary, said ?This is the first event of its kind to take place within our region which provides an opportunity for the union to acknowledge and appreciate the wide range of work currently undertaken by our lay Amicus representatives that all too often go without acclaim. I would like to congratulate Dave on receiving this award and thank him for his commitment to the union?.

Ron Oldfield, Head of Trade Union Studies Centre at East Riding College said "Dave thoroughly deserves this award for the quality of his work and his relentless contribution to equality and diversity. The Disability Champions project has received national and international recognition, putting the good name of Dave Parr and East Riding College at the top of the agenda".