Lew Adams

Lew Adams

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lew Adams is a British former trade unionist. Adams started his career with British Rail aged 15, working his way up to become a steam locomotive driver. A local Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen trade union representative, Adams was voted in as General Secretary in 1993. Towards the right of the trade union political spectrum, he vigorously opposed the Conservative governments' privatisation of British Rail via the Railways Act 1993, and was attacked and labelled by the right wing tabloids, most famously as "The Black Prince of Militancy" by the Daily Mail during the 1995 rail strike. Adams later had a locomotive named after him by Virgin Trains boss Sir Richard Branson using the same "Black Prince" name, the first union secretary to have such an honour since former ASLEF secretary William P. Allen, General Secretary until 1947.show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Fidel
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135679317
  • 9786135679311