Socialist Worker

Glenys Moore, 1952–2011

by Helen Mayall and Debra Hayes, Manchester
Issue No. 2255

Glenys Moore

Glenys Moore

Comrades will be saddened to hear that Glenys Moore died on 24 May after a two-year battle with cancer.

Glenys was a fighter for socialism all her life.

Many in Manchester will remember her as a principled and formidable trade union activist at Kellogg’s in Trafford Park.

She was an Usdaw union steward and branch committee member there for many years.

Glenys was a member of the SWP in Bolton throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

She was energetically active in the Miners’ Support Groups and anti-fascist campaigns there.

As a committed Marxist, solidarity with other workers was central to Glenys’ way of thinking.

Kellogg’s stewards did a huge amount to support striking miners in 1984–5.

Glenys’ efforts in collecting her members’ cereal allowances at work meant that striking Yorkshire miners breakfasted on mountains of cereals from Manchester during this period.

In building solidarity, Glenys was not afraid to take on difficult arguments.

She battled consistently against racism and fascism to overcome these dangerous divisions and would often win people over by her straightforward and compelling arguments.

Glenys read widely and loved classical literature, as well as opera and classical music.

Her animals were always close to her heart.

Glenys was a warm hearted, loyal friend and comrade to many who will miss her deeply.

Glenys remained inspired by revolutionary writing and ideas and remained optimistic that we can win a better world.

Her memory will remain with us in the fight.

Our thoughts are with all Glenys’ family and friends.

Glenys’ funeral and celebration of her life is on Wednesday 15 June, 2pm, United Reform Church, Macclesfield, SK11 7NA.

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Tue 7 Jun 2011, 18:23 BST
Issue No. 2255
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