The passing of Helen Kelly is deeply
mourned by Meat Workers Union members across New
“Helen worked tirelessly for our members,”
says MWU National Secretary Graham Cooke. “She lent so
much hope and inspiration to us and to the union movement,
her death is an incredible sorrow, but she has passed her
fighting spirit on to all of us.
“Helen was a fighter
who never lost sight of the need to make New Zealand a
better place for our people. Even as she fought with cancer
she stood up for what was right.
“Today the union
movement pauses to mourn the loss of an incredible leader,
and we offer our deepest condolences to Helen’s family,
and to all the people that loved her.
“Tomorrow we keep
organising for the better world that Helen strove for, and
that will be her
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