Everyone at Wirral UNISON is devastated to learn of the death of Raph Parkinson, UNISON North West Regional Organiser.
Raph had been involved in the trade union movement throughout his working life. For many years he was a NALGO/UNISON senior activist in Merseytravel and Liverpool City Council, an NEC member, a leading member of the regional black members' group and an anti-racist and socialist campaigner in his local community.
Raph was a much liked and respected colleague, a committed staff union representative, a loyal fan of Liverpool, who loved his family and was dedicated to the cause of trade unionism and socialism. He will be missed by all of us who knew him in UNISON and the wider labour movement.
Published on: October 7, 2020