Monday, April 02, 2012

Mick Shaw RIP "an unsung working class hero"

Sad news today from the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) of the untimely death of former FBU President and long serving Executive member for London, Mick Shaw (

I met Mick a few times through union and political activity and found him consistent, principled, clear-headed and likeable. He is a loss to our movement precisely because he gave so much and set such a fine example.

I couldn't put it better than John McDonnell who says, on the website of the Labour Representation Committee (LRC);

"Mick was one of the finest socialists and most selfless, dedicated trade unionists I have ever met. Firmly on the Left, for many of us he was an unsung working class hero." (

(At that link you can see Mick speaking to the LRC AGM in 2009.)

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