Monday, 25 August 2014

UNISON remembers Ali Syed

We have heard the sad news that Ali Syed MBE has passed away today after a long illness.
Ali Syed
born 18 November 1934
died 25 August 2014
"Ali was a trade union activist for many years holding a range of posts in UNISON health branches and in Glasgow Trades Council. Other branches will remember his many contributions to debates at Scottish Council. His trade union values shone through in all his work, including the many causes he took up - not least the plight of the Palestinian people", Dave Watson, UNISON Scottish Organiser, said in a message to branches.

"Ali was also a stalwart of Socialist Health Association Scotland for many years, serving as Chair and then in retirement as Vice-Chair. He also served on the SHA UK Central Council. This followed an outstanding NHS career in cancer care, latterly at the Beatson Centre in Glasgow. He was Labour to the core and made many contributions at Scottish Labour Party conferences.

"He will be sadly missed by all his comrades and the very many people he helped. Our thoughts are of course with his family.

"We have no further information at this time regarding funeral arrangements, but will circulate when we do."

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