Moss Evans
Arthur Mostyn Evans better known as Moss Evans, was the general secretary
General secretary
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 of the Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU), then the largest general trade union in the United Kingdom
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, from 1978 until 1985.
Moss was born in a small terraced house in the Welsh village of Cefn Coed near Merthyr Tydfil
Merthyr Tydfil
Merthyr Tydfil is a town in Wales, with a population of about 30,000. Although once the largest town in Wales, it is now ranked as the 15th largest urban area in Wales. It also gives its name to a county borough, which has a population of around 55,000. It is located in the historic county of...

. When he was 12 his family moved to Small Heath, Birmingham, as his father had heard there was work which he was determined to find. This was towards the end of The Depression
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 and his father, a miner, had been out of work for 14 years.

Moss first became involved with unions whilst working for Joseph Lucas
Lucas Industries plc
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 combine, where he joined the Amalgamated Engineering Union
Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union
The Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union was a British trade union. It merged with the MSF to form Amicus in 2001.The history of the union can be traced back to the formation of the "Old Mechanics" of 1826, which grew into the Amalgamated Society of Engineers in 1851...

 in 1940 at the age of 15. His long involvement with the TGWU started ten years later when he changed jobs, and moved to the Bakelite Factory in Birmingham, where he became shop steward a year later. His rise through the organisation of the TGWU started in 1956 when he became engineering and chemical officer for the Birmingham East district.

This was followed by;
  • Birmingham regional trade group secretary 1960 - 1966
  • London Engineering National Officer 1966 - 1969
  • National Secretary (Automotive Section)1969 - 1973
  • National Organiser 1973 - 1978
  • General Secretary 1978 - 1985

  • Member, TUC General Council 1977 - 1985
  • Councillor (Labour), Borough of King's Lynn and West Norfolk 1991 - 2001
  • King's Lynn
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     town Mayor 1996 - 1997


Married 1947 Laura Bigglestone (three sons, three daughters)

Died Heacham
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, Norfolk
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