Friday, April 21, 2006

George Gibson - General Secretary

George Gibson was born in Glasgow, Scotland he became a Charge Nurse at Winwick Hospital and soon became active in the National Asylum Workers Union.

He directed the the NAWU militancy after the end of World War One, which resulted in permanent improvements in pay and conditions as well as national bargaining framework.

Elected General secretary of the National Asylum Workers Union 1913

As a member of the TUC he was involved in the TUC's campaign to organise general nurses in the 1930's and the 1937 TUC Nurses Charter.

He was a member of the Rushcliffe Committee which led to the establishment of the Nurses & Midwives Whitley Council in 1948.

He resigned as General Secretary in 1947 and died in 1953.