BFAWU mourns the passing of Dennis Nash: former National President

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of our former National President: Brother Dennis Nash.

Dennis joined our union in 1976, working at Telfers in Northampton, where he was elected as Branch Secretary. He held several other roles in our Trade Union, including serving for many years on our National Executive Council and culminating in being elected as National President in 1994: a position that he held until his retirement in 1999.

Dennis was an inspirational trade unionist who committed his life to our movement. He brought many assets to the role of National President including his knowledge, wit, warmth and genuine camaraderie. He inspired those who spent time in his company or heard him speak, being a great orator.

He laid down some strong foundations in our union, particularly in the area of health and safety. Probably his most exceptional achievement and legacy will be the establishment of the first national Credit Union for trade unionists; an achievement that turned Dennis into a pioneer that led the way in the Labour and Trade Union movement.

Even after retirement, he continued to maintain contact was always inquiring about how the Union was doing. He was always supportive and always ready to offer any knowledge he could.

Dennis will be sadly missed and will always have a place in our hearts. We offer our deepest condolences to his widow, Elsie, and to all his family.