The true basis for any caring society must be public services provided from the public purse, staffed by men and women properly trained and decently paid.’

This website celebrates the life and legacy of inspirational trade union and labour movement leader Rodney Bickerstaffe (1945-2017) and shares information and memories of him and his major contribution to improving the lives of working people.

Rodney spoke of his most significant achievements being the winning of a statutory minimum wage and the creation of public service union UNISON from COHSE, NALGO and NUPE. But as you will see from this site, he was instrumental in much, much more at home and internationally.

Our thanks go to Pat, Rodney’s wife of 44 years, for her support.

This website is very much a work in progress. If you have memories of Rodney you wish to share, or archive materials, we would be glad to hear from you using our contact form here.