Reacting to the death of Jack Dromey MP, Lee Barron, TUC Midlands Regional Secretary, said: “Both myself personally and all unions from across our region are shocked and devastated by the appalling news of Jack’s untimely passing.
“Jack was a towering figure who spent a lifetime campaigning for social justice, dignity and the advancement of working people.
A tireless trade unionist and politician, Jack had ferocious enthusiasm and motivation to stand up and give a voice to the voiceless.
“Jack’s legacy is immense. Since being elected to Erdington in 2010 Jack’s contribution to Birmingham has been second to none.
“Constantly pushing us all to be ambitious for the city, passionate in his support for Erdington and the communities of our city, Jack truly was a force of nature. Jack instinctively understood the dignity of labour.
“He understood that good work was a route out of poverty, and understood that working people needed to stand together in trade unions to secure advancement. Tonight we are filled with sadness and mourn the passing of a real trade union and Labour giant. Our thoughts, first and foremost, are with his family.
Rest in peace Jack – our friend, colleague and comrade.”