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Interview with Jack Jones part of the TUC Millennium Film Project

Jack Jones (1913-2009) was born in Liverpool and worked first in engineering and then on the docks. He became a shop steward in the Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU), took a Ruskin College correspondence course and attended the Liverpool Labour College. He went on the 1934 Hunger March to London and during the Spanish Civil War, he joined the International Brigade and was wounded at Ebro, Spain in 1938. He was an elected Liverpool City Councillor 1936-1939. He became TGWU Coventry District Secretary in 1939 and Midlands Secretary in 1955, joining the Unions Executive 1964-1967 and became TGWU General Secretary 1969-1978. During this period, he was (along with Hugh Scanlon) seen as one of the most influential and well known trade union leaders. TGWU membership reached over 2 million, larger than any other union in Europe. He sat on the TUC General Council 1968-1978 and a number of public bodies including the National Economic Development Council and the Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service. After his retirement, he became active in pension campaign and founded the National Pensioners Convention in 1992.

The following selected clips are available from this page:

Jack Jones 1 - Labour Government 1945-1951
Jack Jones 2 - Industrial Disputes
Jack Jones 3 - In Place of Strife
Jack Jones 4 - Relationship with Edward Heath
Jack Jones 5 - The Social Contract
Jack Jones 6 - Health and Safety

Title Jack Jones: TUC Millennium Film Project
Maker Trades Union Congress
Production Date 1999
Format Video
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Holding Institution TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University
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