Paddy Lillis – Usdaw General Secretary says:
“I was shocked to hear of Jack’s sudden death today. Our thoughts are with his wife Harriet Harman MP and their family. Jack was a long-standing and dedicated campaigner in the trade union and Labour movement and a true friend of Usdaw. He was a particularly strong supporter of Usdaw’s Freedom From Fear Campaign and always spoke out against abuse of shopworkers. I know he was touched by the experiences of our members on the frontline of retail. We will miss Jack as a colleague, friend and champion of working people.”
Notes for editors:
Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers)
is the UK's fifth biggest trade union with over 370,000 members. Most Usdaw members work in the retail sector, but the union also has many members in transport, distribution, food manufacturing, chemical industry and other trades.
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