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Scottish Labour Deputy Leadership Election: Usdaw congratulates Jackie Baillie MSP on her victory

Date: 03 April 2020 Retail trade union and Labour’s third largest affiliate Usdaw has today welcomed the election of Jackie Baillie MSP as Deputy Leader of Scottish Labour.
Stewart Forrest - Usdaw Scottish Divisional Officer says: “I’ve worked with Jackie for many years and she has been a consistent, committed and effective campaigner on behalf of our members and working people across the country. She has championed our members’ issues and we are delighted that Jackie has been elected as Scottish Labour’s Deputy Leader.”

Paddy Lillis - Usdaw General Secretary says: “Jackie has the national profile and skills to take Scottish Labour’s message into every community across Scotland. I look forward to working with her as an effective champion for Scottish Labour and working people.

“Many of our members are on the frontline of the Coronavirus emergency, delivering essential services in the food chain. We know that Jackie will be a strong voice for all workers in the current crisis.”

Notes for editors:
Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) is the UK's fifth biggest and the fastest growing trade union with over 400,000 members. Membership has increased by more than one-third over the last couple of decades. 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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