Tribute to PSC Patron Rodney Bickerstaffe

 

Earlier this week we received the sad news of the passing of longstanding PSC patron Rodney Bickerstaffe. Hugh lanning PSC Chair has paid Rodney the following tribute

 

“It is very sad to hear the news of the death of PSC Patron – Rodney Bickerstaffe. Famous as a trade union leader and campaigner for the low paid, he was also a great internationalist and supporter of Palestine. He was an active Patron, coming to meetings, going on demos – not seeking the limelight, happy to show his commitment and support in practical ways. A supporter of Palestine in the trade union movement when it was less common – he was a trailblazer of the cause. A great speaker, who could have doubled as a stand-up comic, he will be much missed. Palestine has lost a great friend and ally – as have we all. Our thoughts are with Pat and his family.”