Monday, April 27, 2009

Malcolm, I miss you mate

One of the ways in which a lifetime of commitment to our movement repays us is that we get to meet friends and comrades who are amongst the finest humans to grace the surface of our little planet.

One such was Malcolm Campbell, Secretary of Croydon UNISON until his untimely death yesterday.

It is too soon, and I am too sad, to articulate the depth of my feelings about this tragic loss. Nor shall I be in the mood to blog immediately about the many topics which require comment just now.

Soon however I shall return to the everyday struggle of trade unionism - and I shall do so knowing always that everything I am or can ever be has been enhanced by having been a friend of a great trade unionist.

Malcolm. I miss you mate.

5 comments:

Nick Venedi said...

He was a nice guy and a real dedicated trade union man. He willbe missed.

Nick Venedi

Dan said...

It's hard to imagine him not being arind.

Anonymous said...

Malcolm was a staunch trade unionist. He will leave a big space both in Croydon and in the region. Miss you loads
John Burgess, Barnet UNISON

Kate Ahrens said...

I am shocked and very sad to hear this news.
He will be very much missed.

Anonymous said...

Malcolm was a good friend and always there to give a hand up to people who needed it -even without asking. He lived life well and had so much more to live -the festivals,concerts, the football, cricket, trade unionism - and so much more to give to us all. It seems so very wrong that he has gone.
Malcolm -thanks for being a friend.I miss you.
katrina