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President of BECTU Tony Lennon Retires

Photo caption: President of BECTU Tony Lennon Retires

Longtime BECTU President and friend of the IATSE, Tony Lennon announced his retirement at the conclusion of the 2010 BECTU Annual Conference in the United Kingdom and an election was held for his successor. Christine Bond of Northern Ireland was elected as BECTU’s new President and is the first woman to hold that position.

Both Tony Lennon and Christine Bond attended the Mid-Summer General Executive Board meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in her remarks to the IATSE General Executive Board, Christine stated that she looks forward to continuing the relationship enjoyed by our two labor organizations and meeting our challenges head-on in coordinated efforts whenever possible.

During the Philadelphia Board meeting, President Loeb presented Tony Lennon with a Proclamation of Appreciation, on behalf of the General Executive Board. In addition, President Loeb presented Mr.  Lennon with a plaque as a personal memento for his “vision, leadership and commitment to the betterment and protection of the lives of all working men and women, and for a longstanding and ongoing solidarity and friendship with the officers and members of the IATSE.”

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