Sunday 26 May 2024

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The magazine of the Public Service Association of NSW and the Community and Public Sector Union (NSW Branch)

Remembering A Life Member

Remembering A Life Member

ill Hall was a proud unionist throughout his varied career.

The PSA CPSU NSW is saddened by the loss of Life Member Bill Hall. Mr Hall was born in Townsville on Anzac Day 1939. In 1959, he began an apprenticeship with Queensland Railways, moving to Sydney six years later.

After graduating in Electrical Engineering from Sydney Technical College, he worked for Sydney City Council from 1968. He first worked in the state Public Sector in 1980, starting out with the Energy Authority of NSW.

He later worked in the TAFE system. Mr Hall was a PSA Delegate for the Energy Authority and Public Works, as well as TAFE and took a keen interest in work health and safety.

In 2018, Mr Hall was awarded an Order of Australia. He is pictured holding the award. He was also a Life Member of the PSA CPSU NSW.

After retiring, he remained steadfast in his support of his union, chairing the Retired Associates. From that position, he encouraged other retired union members to continue to campaign for a better deal for the Public Sector and for NSW in general.

He also sat on the Income and Security Committee of the Combined Pensioners and Superannuants of NSW.

“Bill was an outstanding unionist who continued his commitment long after he left the workforce,” said PSA CPSU NSW General Secretary Stewart Little. “It was only his declining health that stopped him coming to Retired Associates meetings in PSA House.

“He was devoted to our cause.”

Mr Hall is survived by his wife, Irene.

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