CLLR JOHN KELLY – GLASGOW AND MOTHERWELL BRANCH

CLLR JOHN KELLY – GLASGOW AND MOTHERWELL BRANCH
It is with deep sadness and regret I have to inform you that Cllr John Kelly, Assistant Secretary and Political Officer of the CWU Glasgow and Motherwell Branch, passed away peacefully earlier this week. Unfortunately, at the beginning of this year John had been diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease.
John Kelly joined the GPO and became a member of the Post Office Engineering Union (POEU) in 1970 – over 46 years ago. He was always an active member from joining the union. He steadily became more involved and served on the branch committee as well as holding various branch officer positions. He regularly represented the union as a delegate to the Scottish Labour Party Conference.
John was a proud and devoted member of the Labour Party and both he and colleagues in Scotland were delighted when in 2012 he was elected a Glasgow City Councilor for the Garscallen and Scotstounhill Ward. He remained a committed and active member of the CWU Scottish Political Forum. He regularly attended CWU conference and was always keen to make a key political contribution on behalf of his branch. 
He was highly respected in the union every level and was totally committed to the Trade Union and Labour movement. He always showed great dedication and conviction for the wellbeing of his members and constituents. I know that he will be missed by all his friends and colleagues in the union.
At this terribly sad time our thoughts of course are with John’s partner Trisha and all his close family and friends. I will on behalf of the CWU convey our deepest sympathy and condolences to them.
When further information becomes available regarding the funeral arrangements, branches will be informed. Should colleagues wish to contact the branch directly you can call 0141 552 1066 or email cwuglasgow@btconnect.com
If you have any enquiries in relation to this LTB, these should be addressed to the General Secretary’s Office at gsoffice@cwu.org quoting the reference GS1.5/LTB 450 /16.
Yours sincerely
 
Dave Ward
General Secretary
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LTB 450/16 – CLLR JOHN KELLY – GLASGOW AND MOTHERWELL BRANCH

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