T&G union seeks chief for communications job

One of the UK’s largest unions, the Transport and General Workers Union (T&G), is looking for a head of campaigns and communications to report directly to general secretary Bill Morris.

One of the UK’s largest unions, the Transport and General Workers

Union (T&G), is looking for a head of campaigns and communications to

report directly to general secretary Bill Morris.



The position is currently held by acting head of campaigns and

communications Andrew Murray. He replaced Eddie Barratt in September

1996 when Barratt left to work as a freelance media adviser and teach

journalism.



Barratt left the T&G - which claims to represent 900,000 members - after

an acrimonious battle for the post of general secretary in 1995, when

national secretary Jack Dromey challenged Bill Morris for the

leadership.



Dromey remains with the T&G, but a number of his supporters, including

Barratt, left after he failed to oust Morris.



The new head of campaigns and communications will report to Morris and

will be responsible for media relations, publications and events, media

buying and for developing the union’s overall communications

strategy.



Since Barratt’s departure, his role as senior media co-ordinator has

changed to include responsibility for the union’s publications - the

membership journal T&G Record, the journal for women members, Together,

and the rural worker’s title The Landworker.



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