head of the GMB union is to stand down a year early.
Edmonds, 58, was to retire in 2004, but will now stand down as general
secretary in the new year.
successor for the 700,000-strong GMB will be found in March, the union said.
for the union include the London regional secretary, Paul Kenny, a member of
the TUC general council, and the northern regional secretary, Kevin Curran.
Morris, the leader of the Transport and General Workers Union, is also due to
retire next year.