Paddy Crumlin, National Secretary of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and President of the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF), has issued this message following the death of former MUA union official James Trevor Tannock.
Dear Comrades & Friends,
I'm deeply saddened to report that Jim Tannock, retired Deputy National Secretary of the Maritime Union of Australia, passed away in the early hours of 13th September at his home on the Gold Coast in the company of his wife Vicki. He was greatly loved by, and loved his family, including Vicki, his constant companion during the illness, who in recent months had stopped work completely to be his full time carer.
The union and the ITF extends our deepest sympathies and condolences to all the family, including his children, Nikki, Brett and Lance, his first wife, Jenny, his brother, Larry and his sister, Marce, and his grandchildren, Jaiden, Shanae, Bradley and Matthew and his niece, Chantelle.
Vale Jim Tannock.
Worker, leader, friend and comrade.
A true trade unionist, internationalist and fighter for peace and freedom.
A family man. Now at peace.
Sincerely and in unity,
National Secretary Maritime Union of Australia (MUA)
President International Transport Workers Federations (ITF)
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