|A happy Woodley|
There is a clause in the Instrument of Amalgamation of TGWU and Amicus which allowed Woodley to stay on a year after Simpson goes (this month). This was in case Woodley's chosen candidate lost to Simpson's chosen one (Bayliss). Then Woodley and Bayliss (or Hicks) would have been Joint General Secretaries for the first year. Woodleys chosen candidate was of course Len McCluskey who won, so no need for Woodley to keep his paws on the reins.
|McCluskey - an extra year all round|
Dearunite.com have been led to believe his new job is on the same salary package, though no mention is made of terms and conditions in the union statements. This would appear to us to hand Woodley an extra year on his current salary over what he would have got by retiring Dec 2011, as was anticipated in the Instrument of Amalgamation. McCluskey described Woodley's move as "typical of his selflessness".