UNISON Northern Ireland

Cliff Williams

It is with deep sorrow and sadness that we write to tell you that UNISON Assistant General Secretary, Cliff Williams, lost his long batttle with Cancer on Friday. Cliff was a good friend to UNISON Northern Ireland and supported us through many of our challenges.

Cliff was a giant in the trade union and labour movement and was the current chair of the North West regional Labour Party and a former chair of the North West TUC, but most of all he was a thoroughly decent person, working tirelessly for our members and our union.

He was our friend and we are all going to miss him.

Our thoughts are with Sharon, Olivia and Ria who have lost a Husband and a Dad.

Thank you for sharing Cliff with us, the world has lost one of its best, he will be sorely missed by all his many friends and colleagues across the world.


Patricia McKeown                                                                Denis Keatings
Regional Secretary                                                                Gabrielle Carton
Regional Convenors