Moss Evans -2002

Moss Evans, trade unionist, died in January 2002 aged 76.

• Moss was a miners son and was an active trade unionist throughout his life.

• General Secretary of the TGWU between 1978-1985.

• Roy Hattersley described him as a “great servant of the union and a man who dedicated his life to the labour movement”.

• Became a household name in the 1970s when he played a central part in the crippling strikes during the winter of discontent. Evans succeeded Jack Jones at the time when employers and shop floor workers were in revolt against wage restraint.

• Evans was a member of the TUC General Council 1977-1985 and National Economic Development Council 1978-84.

• After his retirement became mayor of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk in 1996.