Trade Union award for councillor

SOUTH ward Councillor Ian Parker has been awarded a prestigious award for his services to a leading industrial workers trade union.

SOUTH ward Councillor Ian Parker has been awarded a prestigious award for his services to a leading industrial workers trade union.

Cllr Parker has scooped the honour in recognition of his work for the Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU).

He has been awarded the highest accolade trade union workers can receive, the Gold medal.

Mr Parker said: "It was a great honour when I was elected as mayor, but this is special as I was given this award by my peers.


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"This ranks alongside being voted mayor in 2000/2001."

Cllr Parker started working for the union back in 1965 and has given the union over 40 years service. He retired in 2006 from his advisory role on the committee.

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The TGWU was founded in 1922 and its role is to secure the best possible pay, employment rights and working conditions for its members. It has a membership of over 900,000 and recently merged with AMICAS to form one of the UK's largest trade unions.

Cllr Parker will pick up the award at the Trade Unions award ceremony in Bristol on March 4.

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