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Neal KEARNEY General Secretary, The International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers' Federation, Brussels


1967 joined the National Union of Bank Employees 1971 National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers 1973 Information Officer 1976 Head of Information and Research Department 1975-1978 adviser to the U.K. Economic Development Committee for the Clothing Industry 1976-1988 member of the TUC's Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industries' Committee 1978-1988 member of the Clothing EDC and of the National Economic Development Office Joint Textile Committee since 1988 General Secretary of the International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers' Federation 1974 Labour Party candidate for the UK Parliament 1978 Elected Councillor in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London 1981-1988 Elected Leader of the Opposition on the Council