He was nominated for the award by Huddersfield TGWU
branch secretary Harold Roberts, in recognition of his dedication to TGWU
The Pinsents pension team has a track record in the sector, from advising the TGWU
, Amicus, the National Union of Mineworkers and the Unity Trust Bank.
PETER WARNER, Secretary RMA TGWU
section of Unite, Acklam, Middlesbrough
After fighting in the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s with the republican International Brigades, he rose through the ranks of the TGWU
and became a household name as the union's leader.
After he was elected a TGWU
shop steward in the 30s, he began organising protest meetings against the growing menace of the fascists.
Playwright Jimmy McGovern criticised the union's handling of the lock-out of Liverpool port workers in 1996 and added: "Remember the way the TGWU
betrayed Liverpool's dockers?
Tony Woodley, general secretary of the TGWU
, said: "The new union will be a progressive, organising, fighting-back industrial giant."
official Des Quinn said: "The message from the ballots we've had and the feedback from the shopfloor is that the company hasn't done enough to sort out the inequalities in the pay structures."
Ulrich Bez, chief executive of the firm recently taken over in a pounds 479 million deal, hit out after 70 per cent of TGWU
members voted in favour of strike action and 76 per cent for action short of a strike.
The 130 workers being laid off from today will receive a one-off payment of pounds 100 each from the company as well as some statutory payments, said the TGWU
Some 500 employees of Swissport International represented by GMB and TGWU
will conduct separate day-long strikes Aug.