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Rab Donnelly

Rab Donnelly

Regional secretary for southern England, Usdaw

Rab Donnelly has been the Usdaw regional secretary for Southern England since 2021, having been an Usdaw area organiser in London and Edinburgh since 2011. Before working for Usdaw, Rab worked at Somerfield and then Robert Wisemans Dairies. Rab has worked on Usdaw’s Freedom From Fear campaign for many years and helped with the Scottish Protection of Workers’ Act, a standalone offence for those who assault, threaten or abuse shopworkers. He is now working on extending that protection to the rest of the UK.


Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) is one of the fastest growing unions in the TUC and the UK's fifth biggest trade union with around 360,000 members. Most Usdaw members work in the retail sector, but the union also has many members in transport, distribution, food manufacturing, chemical industry and other trades