Jerry Hicks (trade unionist)
Jerry Hicks is a British trade unionist. He was the convenor of the Amicus union at Rolls-Royce in Bristol, and was dismissed in 2005. An employment tribunal found that he had "probably been dismissed on trade union grounds".
Hicks stood in the 2010 election for the general secretary of Unite the Union and made a number of election pledges, including that he would only take the wage of an average skilled worker. He came second with 52,527 votes, beating the two full-time assistant general secretaries who stood. He has in total run 3 times, unsuccessfully, for the leadership of Unite.
Hicks wrote an article in support on Union Day of action including strike action by public sector workers principally on the issue of Government attack on public sector pensions
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- Hicks, Jerry. "Pensions, rhetoric and backing for walkouts". Thisisbristol. Retrieved 17 February 2013.