Frank Bailey (1925 – 2015)

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Frank Bailey, after joing the fire brigade, 1955

The TUC Library are sorry to hear of the death of trade unionist Frank Bailey.

Frank joined the London firebrigade in 1955 in order to challenge the status quo, after hearing that they employed few black people. He later became a respected rep for the Fire Brigades Union. A picture of Frank has graced the homepage of our Britain at Work website since its launch in 2012 and Frank also appears in the banner to our blog above. Our Britain at Work website also includes the transcript of an interview with Frank.

An obituary can be seen in The Guardian here: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jan/26/frank-bailey-obituary

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