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

Mr. Dobson, a former President of the National Workers Union, died on Sunday afternoon at his home in Montego Bay, St James.

He was 80 years old.

In a statement today Mrs. Simpson Miller said the local trade union movement has lost a staunch and formidable advocate.

The Prime Minister notes that his career began as an organizer with the NWU in 1958.

Meanwhile the President of the Union of Clerical, Administrative and Supervisory Employees, UCASE and former NWU president, Vincent Morrison, says Clive Dobson was a giant of a man.

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The President of the NWU, Granville Valentine, says he’s saddened by the passing of his former colleague.

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