Jack Dromey knew how to make things happen and capture public attention, as I found out when working alongside him at the TGWU. When the union was seeking to improve the pay and conditions of cleaners in government buildings including the offices of the secret services, the Sun headlined the story “The name’s Mop – Mrs Mop”.
He also did much on behalf of refuse and other workers when councils transferred their services to outside employers. The landmark victory secured then has protected many thousands of workers since.
Jack always had a number of reasons for doing what was necessary in every campaign he was involved in. He would list them in his presentations, and in the end it always came down to one simple reason – it was the right thing to do.