Kudsia is listed as a guest speaker for one of our discussions but she does not work at Cumberland Lodge. We cannot share her contact details and it is not always possible for us to pass on contact enquiries to past speakers.
Kudsia is the TUC's Head of Equalities and Strategy, with responsibilities ranging from equalities policy, to the TUC’s Anti-Racism Task Force and wider strategy.
She was previously a national negotiating official at NASUWT, the Teachers' Union, where she introduced leadership training and development programmes for trade unionists, focusing particularly on women, Black, young worker, LGBT+ and disabled members. She has also lobbied government, Ofsted and national employers to improve pay and conditions for teachers and school staff.
Kudsia's work focuses on making sure workplaces draw on the talents of all, with nobody held back by prejudice or discrimination. Earlier in her career, she had a variety of jobs, including working as false nail packer, call centre operative and council official and headteacher of a primary school in Derby. After qualifying as a teacher, she became a union member and then a union rep and activist within the NUT (now the National Education Union, NEU) and then the GMB, the UK's cross-sector, general trade union.