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Anthony Woodley (born 2 January 1948) is a British trade unionist who is the Joint-General Secretary of the Unite union which was formed through the merger of Amicus and the Transport and General Workers Union in 2007.

Born in Wallasey, he was educated at a secondary modern school on the Wirral; at the age of 15, he was taken on by the Ocean Steam Ship Company, working as a steward for four years. In 1967, he started working for Vauxhall Motors at Ellesmere Port (Hooton Park), where he joined the TGWU.

In 1980, he was elected a union convenor; his father George had also been a union convenor at the plant for the National Union of Vehicle Builders. He was appointed as a full-time district official of the TGWU in 1989, later becoming National Officer of the Vehicle Building and Automotive Group, and was elected as TGWU Deputy General Secretary in 2002.

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