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Charles Lovell

Discussion in 'WWII Era Obituaries (non-military service)' started by GRW, Nov 19, 2014.

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    "Charles Lovell, who has died aged 91, led the plumbers’ TRADE[​IMG] union the PTU (later the EETPU) from the 1960s to the 1980s, a period of great turmoil and change in the world of industrial relations. Charles developed partnerships between his union and employer bodies representing the industries in which his members served. The outcome was enormously beneficial to both parties and to the industry.
    Son of Michael, a warehouseman, and Isabella, Charles was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and began work in 1939. He was offered an apprenticeship as a plumber and joined the Plumbing TRADE[​IMG] Union, but as the second world war approached, he was drafted to Swan Hunter’s shipyard under an essential works order. He was never happy there and returned to construction as soon as he was able."
    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/nov/19/charles-lovell-obituary
     

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