Obituary - Harry Batchelor, 1926-2012

25 July 2012
Harry Batchelor (May 1926-July 2012) was a familiar figure at PSI for many years. When PSI relocated to the Geneva area from London in August 1983, Harry and his wife, Dorothy, moved to the area where they bought a house and were to enjoy many years of life in France.

A convinced trade unionist, Harry was PSI's Deputy General Secretary and was very involved in PSI’s international activities. He was responsible for relations with the ILO when conventions on the public services were going through ILO procedures, and where he made many friends. He initiated the PSI education activities in developing countries and conducted many seminars in Asia and Africa. Harry affiliated many new unions to PSI and travelled often to Asia, a region that he knew well, and where he also had many acquaintances and friends. He retired from PSI in May 1991.
 
Harry passed away on July 23, 2012. He is survived by his wife, two children and three grandchildren to whom we at PSI extend our sincere condolences.

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