2 April 2012
TO: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â ALL MEMBERS
FORMER PRESIDENT: MICK SHAW
It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Brother Mick Shaw, former President of the Union, died yesterday following a long battle with cancer.
On behalf of all members of the Union I have passed on condolences to his family and offered whatever support we can provide.
Mick joined the London Fire Brigade in 1977 and almost immediately became involved in the 1977 strike. He remained involved in the Union throughout his career, holding numerous positions as an official and was elected Executive Council Member for London in 1997. Â In 2007, he was elected as President and served in that position until he retired early in 2011. Tragically he became very ill shortly after his retirement.
Arrangements have not yet been made for the funeral but the family would prefer that this is a small event for family and close friends. We also hope to be able, with the family, to arrange a wider memorial event for friends and colleagues shortly.
I know that the thoughts of all of us will be with Mickâ€™s family and friends at this tragic time.