Joe was appointed to the Remploy "Board in May 2006. Joe is currently Deputy General Secretary with Community trade union, with specific responsibility for politics and external affairs. He was General Secretary of the National League of The Blind and Disabled from 1995-2000, during which time he was appointed to the Government's Disability Rights Task Force. Since 1997, he has been a member of the Labour Party National Policy Forum, and since 2003 a member of the Labour Party National Executive Committee. Joe is also a member of the Executive Committee of the General Federation of Trade Unions."