From the TUC

Former trade union leader Ken Gill has died at the age of 81

26 May 2009, By

General Secretary of AUEW-TASS from 1974 to 1988, Ken Gill then became joint General Secretary with Clive Jenkins of MSF, after it was formed from the merger of TASS and ASTMS. He retired in 1992.

He was President of the TUC in 1986, and was well known as a talented caricaturist, particularly of his fellow union leaders.

TUC General Secretary, Brendan Barber, said, ‘Ken Gill was a big figure in the trade union movement, during turbulent times. Always a champion of the left he fought his corner with a steely integrity. He was a great internationalist and anti-racism campaigner’


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