TUC mourns passing of Palestinian friend and trade unionist
Brendan Barber, TUC General Secretary, has today written to Shaher Sae'd, the General Secretary of the Palestine General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU) expressing the deep sorrow of the British trade union movement at the passing of Brother Fathi Nasser, the PGFTU's legal advisor.
(Brother Fathi Nasser (centre). Photo courtesy of the PGFTU)
1 June 2011
Dear Brother Shaher
I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Brother Fathi Nasser.
On behalf of the British trade union movement, and personally, please pass on my sincere condolences to Fathi's family, friends and colleagues at the PGFTU.
Brother Fathi's warmth, patience and commitment to the workers of Palestine will be fondly remembered by trade unionists from every corner of Britain. He was our vital link to Palestine: to better understanding its tremendous adversity, and turning our concern into practical solidarity.
Sadly, Brother Fathi did not live to see a free, peaceful and prosperous Palestine. But his passing only strengthens our resolve to help the Palestinian people achieve this.
Issued: 1 June, 2011