Tom Jackson (1925-2003)

Tom Jackson, who was born in Leeds, was the General Secretary of the Union of Post Office Workers between 1967 and 1982. He is best remembered for leading the union’s 200,000 members into a 47-day strike in 1971 over pay - the first national postal strike.

Sporting a huge handlebar moustache and popular at all levels of the Union he had worked as a telegraph messenger boy and postman.

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