Incumbent general secretary loses election to his deputy

Tim Lezard Europe, UK, CWU,

CWU logoDave Ward has been elected general secretary of the CWU.

The ballot for general secretary closed on Tuesday and the result was handed to the union this afternoon by Electoral Reform Services. Turnout was 19.2%, with Billy Hayes receiving 16,851 and Dave Ward 20,353.

Dave Ward said: “It’s a great privilege to be elected general secretary of the CWU by our members. In this role I will stand up for workers and aim to raise the profile of the union within our industries, the media and public life. I will continue the fight against austerity and ensure that protection and enhancement of jobs, pay and terms and conditions is at heart of everything CWU does.”

Dave Ward has been the CWU’s deputy general secretary (postal) since 2003, and takes over the role as general secretary from 1 June 2015.

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Tim Lezard

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