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Edward 'Ted' Lismer
In January 1921, a body, which became the British Bureau of the Red International of Labour unions (RILU), was established to stop the massive cuts in pay and conditions, and to offer an alternative to what was perceived as poorly led British unions. Ted Lismer was elected as the British bureau�s first organising secretary, a position based in Manchester, and Tom Mann elected as Chair. Its network of local organizers included Frank Jackson (Lancashire) Nat Watkins (South Wales) Will Brain (Birmingham).