Lord Mackenzie, former general secretary for COHSE
, said: "He was a very skilful negotiator and was respected by union members of all ages.
I was also branch secretary of the nursing union - COHSE
- and I could see how despondent the nurses were becoming.
Hector MacKenzie of COHSE
and myself in NALGO had harder work to do in convincing our memberships.
Even large traditional public sector unions like the National and Local Government Officers Association (NALGO), the National Union of Public Employees (NUPE) and the Confederation of Health Service Employees (COHSE
) which amalgamated in 1993 to form UNISON, lost members between 1979 and 1992.
Michael Mates himself subsequently wrote to the Select Committee of Members' Interests alleging that Campbell-Saviours had himself been in breach of the requirements on declaration in failing to state his sponsorship by the health union COHSE
in two parliamentary debates, and during the questioning of witnesses appearing before the Public Accounts Committee on several occasions.
Among the main ones are: Amalgamated Transport and General Workers Union (ATGWU--as Region 11 of the British TGWU is known in Ireland); Amalgamated Engineering Union (AEU); General, Municipal, and Boilermakers (GMB); Confederation of Health Service Employees (COHSE
); Manufacturing, Science, and Finance (MSF); National Association of Schoolmasters-union of Women Teachers (NAS/UWT); National Union of Public Employees (NUPE); and the Belfast-based Northern Ireland Public Service Alliance (NIPSA) and Ulster Teachers Union (UTU).
He was a member of COHSE
, one of the unions that merged later on to become Unison.
"A lot of them have merged, such as NALGO and COHSE
, but others have fallen by the wayside.
She was an under-18 British chess champion while at Formby high school and then an avid cricketer while working for the public service union COHSE