John Hannett – Usdaw General Secretary says:
“We are very proud of our 125 year history, but this bus tour also focuses on the future, promoting the work of the union to the general public and encouraging workers to protect themselves by joining up.
“The Usdaw campaign bus is touring the UK from June to mid-August, visiting town centres and workplaces across the country. We hope it will help people gain a better understanding of our campaigning work and the role we have in modern workplaces to get a better deal for our members.”
The campaign bus schedule in the West Midlands is:
- Friday 1 July: Lichfield - Tesco Distribution
- Saturday 2 July: Cradley Heath - Chainmakers' Festival
- Sunday 3 July: Dudley - Tesco Extra
You can follow progress of the 125 anniversary bus tour at #UsdawOnTour
Notes for editors:
Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers)
is the UK's fourth biggest and the fastest growing trade union with over 440,000 members. Membership has increased by more than 17% in the last five years and by nearly a third in the last decade. 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