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PM hails late trade unionist Clive Dobson

Published:Monday | October 5, 2015 | 12:00 AM
In this June 16 file photo, Youth and Culture Minister Lisa Hanna (left) greets Clive Dobson, during the recent Montego Bay Freezone’s 30th Anniversary Awards Banquet in the Grand Ballroom at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has paid tribute to the  late Trade Unionist and former Senator Clive Dobson describing him a‎s a great loss to Jamaica, especially the trade union movement.

Dobson died yesterday after a lengthy period of illness.

Simpson Miller said the Jamaican trade union movement has lost a staunch and formidable advocate, who for more than five decades stood at the forefront of the struggle for the rights of the Jamaica worker and the broader development of the practice of industrial relations and trade unionism in Jamaica.

His long trade union career with many landmark victories, began as an Organiser with the National Workers Union (NWU) in 1958, and saw his rising to the pinnacle of the NWU serving as its President.

Clive Dobson was a valued anchor in the affairs of the trade union movement and his passing has silenced an irreplaceable and most respected voice in defence of the cause of the Jamaican worker