A LANCASHIRE union representative has been honoured with a national award.

Sam Ud-din, who represents the National Union of Teacher’s (NUT) Lancashire division, was recognised for his work carried out at a local level.

The awards, which were handed out at the union’s annual conference this weekend, recognise ‘exemplary work at local level’.

Mr Ud-din was given the national award for Officer of the Year.

In the nomination papers, he was described as ‘well respected’ and a familiar voice on local radio.

He was also commended for encouraging members to become more active in the union.

Kevin Courtney, NUT general secretary, said: “The representative and officer of the year awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the brilliant contribution made to the NUT by school and college reps and local officers across England and Wales.

“It is through their energy and commitment that we are making a difference for teachers on the ‘front line’.

“I congratulate the winners and thank all those reps and officers who give their time to the union.”

There were 18 representatives honoured at the annual conference.

Roz Morton from Sefton was given the national award for representative of the year for challenging unfair treatment of staff denied a pay rise.