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
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
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
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.