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A GIANT OF THE TRADE UNION

MOVEMENT

Just days after this year’s Durham Miners’ Gala, Unite, and the whole trade union movement,

was shocked to hear of the death of Davey Hopper, General Secretary of the Durham Miners’

Association.

Davey was a long-time friend and comrade of Unite and Karen Reay, regional secretary, said

“Davey will be missed throughout the trade union movement. He was truly one of the giants of

the movement”.

Davey’s funeral took place on Friday 29 July 2016 with Jeremy Corbyn MP, the Labour Party

Leader, and Len McCluskey, Unite general secretary, amongst the mourners.

Responding to the news of Davey’s death, Len McCluskey said “on behalf of Unite the union

I offer our deepest, most sincere condolences to Davey’s family, and to all members of the

Durham Miners’ Association.”

“Hearts will be heavy as we reflect upon the loss of this brilliant and determined man, a giant of

our movement, a man dedicated to justice, equality and the betterment of his community”.

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