Norman Willis, the former TUC leader died at 81
Former TUC leader, Norman Willis who led the TUC during the most difficult years in the trade union movenment died at the age 81.
Norman Willis, the former Trades Union Congress (TUC) General Secretary died on 7 June 2014. He was 81. He was the person, who led TUC during the most difficult years in the trade union movenment’s history. The movement saw challenges of the miners' strike and Mrs Thatcher's onslaught on trade unionism.
About Borman Willis
• He became TUC leader in 1984 during the miners’ strike and stayed on until his retirement in 1993
• He joined TUC in 1973 as assistant general secretary from the Transport and General Workers’ Union
• He was born in Hayes, west London
• He studied philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford University, before rejoining the TGWU, eventually heading its research and education department