Paddy Lillis elected unopposed to succeed John Hannett as leader of the shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw

Date: 13 November 2017 Paddy Lillis, current Deputy General Secretary, has today been elected unopposed to succeed John Hannett as the General Secretary of the shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw.

John Hannett – Usdaw General Secretary says: “I am delighted that Paddy has been elected to succeed me next year as General Secretary of Usdaw. I am proud of the work we have done together, along with our reps across the country, to add over 100,000 to Usdaw’s membership in that time. I know Paddy will continue to grow the union and make Usdaw stronger, so that we can continue to improve workers’ lives and deliver for our members. It is an honour and a privilege to serve the union in its highest office, and I’m confident that Paddy will do an excellent job as the new general secretary.”

Notes for editors:

Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) is the UK's fifth biggest trade union with over 436,000 members. Most Usdaw members work in the retail sector, but the Union also has many members in transport, distribution, food manufacturing, chemicals and other trades.

For Usdaw press releases visit: http://www.usdaw.org.uk/news and you can follow us on Twitter @UsdawUnion

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