Ron Todd, for many years the general secretary of the Transport and General Workers’ Union (TGWU), consistently championed the cause of unilateral nuclear disarmament and was a vice-president of CND.
At the 1988 Labour conference, Ron publicly attacked party leader Kinnock’s moves to abandon Labour’s support of unilateral nuclear disarmament, and this change in policy had a lasting effect on their relationship.
Ron was also a dedicated campaigner for South African human rights and a close friend of Nelson Mandela.
‘Granddad aka Ron, was always a working class fighter for nuclear disarmament,’ his family told CND. ‘He reminded the trade union movement that every issue is a trade union issue by leading the TGWU in supporting the CND and becoming vice-president. He never gave up hope that a nuclear free world was possible.’
What is 60 faces of CND?
Founded in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, CND has been a powerful collective voice against the dangers of nuclear weapons.
CND’s greatest strength has always been its members.
Here we take a look at 60 Faces of CND,
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