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Pete has been a trade union member and activist since leaving school (which was quite some time ago). As a member of the Broadcasting, Entertainment and Theatre Alliance (BETA) he served as a chief shop steward and industrial sector committee member which involved him in negotiations at local and national level. He was a member of the National Executive Committee when BETA became the Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union (BECTU) serving for ten years. Pete has also worked for the Graphical, Paper and Media Union (GPMU) as a project manager and continued that work when the GPMU merged with AMICUS. As a Tutor Pete has taught on, and developed courses for, TUC and Trade Union education programmes since 1997 teaching for Mackworth College, Derby College and Solihull College prior to starting at Ruskin College in 2014. He is a member of UCU and UNITE and a devotee of Northern Soul!