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  • Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says the passing of Trade Unionist and former Senator Clive Dobson, is great loss to Jamaica, especially the trade union movement.
  • His long trade union career with many landmark victories, began as an Organizer with the National Workers Union, NWU, in 1958, and saw his rising to the pinnacle of the NWU serving as its President.
  • Clive Dobson was a valued anchor in the affairs of the trade union movement and his passing has silenced an irreplaceable and most respected voice in defence of the cause of the Jamaican worker.

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says the passing of Trade Unionist and former Senator Clive Dobson, is great loss to Jamaica, especially the trade union movement.

In expressing her profound sadness at the passing of Mr Dobson, Prime Minister Simpson Miller said the Jamaican trade union movement has lost a staunch and formidable advocate, who for more than five decades stood at the forefront of the struggle for the rights of the Jamaica worker and the broader development of the practice of industrial relations and trade unionism in Jamaica.

His long trade union career with many landmark victories, began as an Organizer with the National Workers Union, NWU, in 1958, and saw his rising to the pinnacle of the NWU serving as its President.

Clive Dobson was a valued anchor in the affairs of the trade union movement and his passing has silenced an irreplaceable and most respected voice in defence of the cause of the Jamaican worker.

On behalf of the Government, I express my deep personal sadness and sincere condolence to his wife Elizabeth and son and pray you will be comforted in this period of grief.