Sidney Greene, Baron Greene of Harrow Weald

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Sidney Francis Greene, Baron Greene of Harrow Weald, CBE (12 February 1910 – 26 July 2004) was a trade union leader in the United Kingdom, serving as general secretary of the National Union of Railwaymen from 1957 to 1975. He promoted close ties between the union and the Labour Party, which have not persisted with its successor National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers.

Appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1966 New Year's Honours,[1] he was Knighted in 1970.[2] On 21 January 1975 he was created a life peer as Baron Greene of Harrow Weald, of Harrow in the County of Greater London.[3]

Early in his career, after leaving school at age 14, Greene was a porter at Paddington station.

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 43854". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1 January 1966. p. 10. 
  2. ^ "No. 45036". The London Gazette. 6 February 1970. p. 1551. 
  3. ^ "No. 46473". The London Gazette. 23 January 1975. p. 977. 
Trade union offices
Preceded by
Jim Campbell
Assistant General Secretary of the National Union of Railwaymen
1954–1957
Succeeded by
George Brassington
Preceded by
Jim Campbell
General Secretary of the National Union of Railwaymen
1957–1975
Succeeded by
Sidney Weighell
Preceded by
John E. Newton
President of the Trades Union Congress
1970
Succeeded by
Jack Cooper
Preceded by
Jack Cooper and Harry Nicholas
Trades Union Congress representative to the AFL-CIO
1969
With: George Smith
Succeeded by
Cyril Plant and Hugh Scanlon