Morris, William Manuel; Baron Morris of Handsworth

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Morris, William Manuel; Baron Morris of Handsworth

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1938-

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Lord Morris was made Honorary Doctor of Letters of the University in 2007.

Bill Morris is one of Britain's best known and admired trade union leaders of modern times. After years in Trade Unions, Bill became Deputy General Secretary in 1986 and then General Secretary in 1991. He was awarded the Order of Jamaica in 2002, a knighthood in 2003 and was granted a Life Peerage in 2006. He was General Secretary of the Transport and General Workers' Union from 1992 to 2003, and the first black leader of a major British trade union. Bill sat in the House of Lords, under the Labour Party whip, from 2006 to 2020.

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