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Bill Morris: A Trade Union Miracle

Geoffrey Goodman discuses Bill Morris' story. A fascinating account of a unique rise from the shop floor to national status.

When, in 1991, Bill Morris became general secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union - then the largest trade union in the country - it marked a huge break in the culture of British working class attitudes towards racial discrimination.

He was the first black immigrant to take a job in any trade union; the first black immigrant to join the government board of the Bank of England, and the first black immigrant to become president of the Trade Union Congress.

As Geoffrey Goodman demonstrates in his talk, Bill Morris was was born and brought up in a small rural village in Jamaica. His story is a fascinating account of a unique rise from the shop floor to national status.

Geffory Goodman is the former industrial editor, columnist and assistant editor of the Daily Mirror.


Geoffrey Goodman | talks


Date and Time:

1 November 2010 at 6:30 pm


1 hour



Marx Memorial Library
37a Clerkenwell Green

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