New T&G leader calls for more unity among unions

The
new leader of the Transport and General Workers Union (T&G) has called for
more unity across the whole union movement to help force economic change.

Tony
Woodley, who took over from Bill Morris as general secretary today, said unions
should stop competing against one another and start fighting more for members interests.

Despite
his reputation as part of the so-called ‘Awkward Squad’, Woodley said there was
no real alternative to a Labour Government and praised initiatives like the
minimum wage.

However,
he urged the Government to do more for the manufacturing sector, which he said
was loosing up to 12,500 jobs every month.

Jack
Dromley, the husband of labour minister Harriet Harman, will be Woodley’s
number two at the T&G, after he won a ballot for the deputy general
secretary position.

www.tgwu.org.uk

By Ross Wigham

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