Jane Jones is from Mold in Wales, works for Tesco and has served on Usdaw’s executive council since 2017.
Usdaw General Secretary Paddy Lillis said: “Congratulations to Jane on her election success and winning the vote of members to become our next President. I look forward to working with her on the challenges we face and to ensure that that our members do not feel the brunt of any economic fallout caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
“Usdaw has a busy agenda that will include lobbying for a New Deal for our members, legal protection against violence and abuse for shopworkers and trying to save the high street from further shop closures through a retail recovery plan.”
Notes for editors:
Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) is the UK's fifth biggest 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