Born in Bristol, Bullock began working at the age of eleven. He joined the National Union of Gas Workers and General Labourers early in life. His union merged into the National Union of General and Municipal Workers (NUGMW), and in 1926, he began working for it full-time. In 1935, he was appointed as the NUGMW's National Industrial Officer, and this led, two years later, to a seat on the General Council of the Trades Union Congress (TUC).
Bullock devoted the remainder of his working life to the union, chairing the TUC's education and local government committees, serving for the International Labour Organization, and taking a particular interest in adult education. He also sat on the National Arbitration Tribunal Panel, and the Royal Commission on Taxation and Profits.
Bullock was elected as President of the TUC for 1950, following which, he retired. In retirement, he still continued to attend the TUC as a guest, and died in 1967 in a hotel in between sessions of congress.
- Trades Union Congress, Report of the 1967 Annual Trades Union Congress, p.436
- "The New Chairman", Labour, vol.12, p.450
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