Transport and General Workers' Union

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Transport and General Workers' Union

the UK's third largest TRADE UNION with some 870,000 members in a large number of industries. For many years it was the UK's largest trade union and at its peak had nearly two million members.
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Mr Simpson is currently shop steward for the Huddersfield TGWU branch at Carpets International.
Regional organiser for the TGWU, Gareth Jones, said, 'We have chosen the hours to cause as little disruption to the people of Swansea as possible.'
According to the TGWU 70 workers were transferred on different pay, terms and conditions from existing staff, which led to concerns about a two-tier workforce.
Franny Joyce, regional organiser for the TGWU said: 'If they pull out of Manchester the brand will die.
I very much appreciate the TGWU's efforts to try to sort this matter out."
Bill Morris, current general secretary of the TGWU, said Mr Evans was a "brave and courageous" leader.
John Jordan, TGWU Midland representative, said: "The catering industry is one of our biggest catchment areas.
His son Mick Jones said he "passed away very peacefully in a very nice care home in Peckham." Mr Jones was born in Liverpool and served as general secretary of the TGWU from 1969 to 1978 when it was one of the most powerful unions in the country.
The former airport security worker, 38, has been protesting along with two colleagues at the TGWU (now Unite) building in the city for a number of months now.
Biffa officials met with the TGWU section of the union Unite to discuss their concerns.
Tony Woodley, general secretary of the TGWU, added: "The new union will be a progressive, organising, fighting back industrial giant focused above all on winning for our members in the workplace and taking trade unionism to the millions who need it."
Meanwhile, TGWU negotiators are fighting to protect the futures of nearly 300 ground staff workers who are not required by Flybe following completion of the takeover in late March.