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New General Secretary elected

12 December 2011

Manuel Cortes has been chosen as TSSA's next General Secretary, taking over from Gerry Doherty in mid November.

Manuel was nominated by almost thirty branches and was the only candidate to meet the requirement to have gained at least five nominations from multiple Divisional Council areas.

After being elected Manuel said, ‘I am so grateful to the many branches and activists who backed me for this post. I hope to build on all the good work that Gerry has put in over the last seven years.

‘We have a real fight on our hands because the McNulty Report will lead to the biggest attack on our members jobs, wages and conditions in a generation. Boris is also recklessly destroying jobs within our tube and TfL and long as our high streets remain depressed, our members within the travel trade are feeling the pinch.

‘We need to take the public with us as we make the argument for a publicly funded and publicly owned railway which we see operating so successfully in every other country in Europe.’

Manuel is currently working as ‘General Secretary Elect’, with his five year term of office to begin formally at the start of January. Full details of all valid nominations are available on this page.

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