Steve Turner | Assistant General Secretary
Unite the Union

Steve Turner, Assistant General Secretary, Unite the Union

Steve Turner is Assistant General Secretary of Britain and Ireland's largest trade union, Unite the Union, with responsibility for the union's manufacturing sector.  He has been a trade unionist since joining the then Transport and General Workers Union in 1982 on his first day at work as a London bus conductor.
Appointed as a union regional officer in 1996 with responsibility for amongst others members at Ford and its extended supply chain at Dagenham, he rose to become national officer for docks, road transport and civil air transport, before taking on aerospace and shipbuilding. He led the successful campaign to defend jobs at Bombardier during its trade dispute with Boeing and is now prominent in the fight for the future of UK manufacturing in the face of a No-Deal Brexit and the government’s failure to implement an integrated, cross ministerial industrial strategy.

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