RIP Pat Woolham, Regional Organiser



UNISON North West announces with sadness the death of Pat Woolham (nee Grant) Regional Organiser.


Over the past year Pat had been receiving cancer treatment and did so with great fortitude. Sadly Pat’s situation worsened in recent weeks and she died on Friday 9 September.


Pat had been involved with UNISON for many years starting off in 2000 as a workplace steward in Manchester City Council, where she was employed as a Customer Services Officer in Housing Benefits, then a full time Convenor in Manchester UNISON Branch before joining our union’s staff in 2004 as an Organising Assistant. In 2006 Pat was promoted to Regional Organiser, a role in which she excelled as a superb negotiator, organiser and mentor to many branch leaders across the region.


Pat was immensely proud of her upbringing in a trade union household - in 1950 her Father was elected the first black shop steward at Manchester’s Bradford Road Gas Works. She will be sadly missed by her colleagues and friends in UNISON and the wider labour movement.


Pat is survived by her partner John, sons Daniel and Daryl and their families. UNISON North West sends them our deepest sympathy and solidarity.


Messages of condolences to Pat’s family can be sent via Val Rothwell at Regional Office. ([email protected])


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