New Loco Legal Officer
As members are aware, our Industrial officer Jessica Epps recently resigned and we have been looking to replace the position ever since.
However, the Loco Division executive decided that there was an increasing need for the Division to have its own dedicated “in house” legal officer who could expand on the work that could be done by an industrial officer. We know that there will be more legal battles ahead and we welcome the chance to fight for member rights with the necessary added resources that a fully qualified legal officer could bring to the Division.
As a result of an external recruitment and selection process we are pleased to welcome on board our first-ever fully qualified Legal Officer, Sarah Scully-Leaf.
Sarah Scully-Leaf is a lawyer full of energy and has a passion for helping others by providing legal advice and representation. She has had experience in employment and labour law and is an admitted lawyer in the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia. She has also had extensive training in contract negotiation, workplace grievances and safety.
Sarah prides herself on her previous pro bono work, helping homeless clients and those at risk of homelessness, as well as the work she did on a published cybercrime report for Anti-Slavery Australia. Sarah also graduated first in her Bachelor of Laws and received the University Medal and First Class Honours in 2016.
We are sure that Sarah will go far in fighting for members against unfair work practices and employers looking to make big bucks off the back of our members’ hard work. We’re very excited to have her on board.
Sarah is scheduled to meet all the Divisions Delegate Committees when they meet for the first time this year in February.
The Division will continue to use external counsel as required and determined by Divisional Council and as recommenced by Sarah.
RTBU NSW Loco Division