SOUTHAMPTON SOCIALISTS are saddened by the death of Ginger Pearce, for some years a member of the SWP. Ginger became a leading militant in the 1950s, working as an electrical contractor and later EETPU senior steward at Vosper Thorneycroft.
Ginger was a tremendous battler against management and for a fighting union with full democracy. He was at the forefront of the struggle against the EETPU's recruitment of scabs for Wapping's News International plant. Ginger was a real character who will be remembered by all electricians in the area and all comrades who he inspired at meetings.