John Hannett – Usdaw General Secretary says:
“I am honoured to have been re-elected as President and I thank the affiliated unions for putting their trust in me again.
“It has been a challenging last four years and I expect the next four years to be equally busy. The commerce sector has transformed dramatically and inevitably there has been an impact on employment and jobs. More and more workers are on low hours, zero-hours and temporary agency contracts; struggling to get by in low paid insecure jobs.
“Promoting quality jobs for quality services will be the key to our strategy to improve workers’ lives and win for our members.”
Notes for editors:
Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers)
is the UK's fourth biggest and the fastest growing trade union with over 433,000 members. Membership has increased by more than 17% in the last five years and by nearly a third in the last decade. Most Usdaw members work in the retail sector, but the Union also has many members in transport, distribution, food manufacturing, chemicals and other trades.
UNI Global Union
represents more than 20 million workers from over 900 trade unions in the fastest growing sectors in the world – skills and services www.uniglobalunion.org
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