Some sad news that our Vice-Chair Ali Syed has passed away after a long illness. Ali was a stalwart of SHA Scotland for many years, serving as Chair and then in retirement as Vice-Chair. He also served on the SHA UK Central Council.
He had an outstanding NHS career in cancer care, latterly at the Beatson Centre in Glasgow.
Ali was a trade union activist for many years holding a range of posts in UNISON health branches and in Glasgow Trades Council. His trade union values shone through in all his work, including the many causes he took up - not least the plight of the Palestinian people.
He was Labour to the core and made many contributions at Scottish Labour Party conferences - even when he wasn't even a delegate. Nothing stopped Ali when he had something to say!
He will be sadly missed by all his comrades and the very many people he helped. Our thoughts are with his family.
He will be interred at Glasgow Central Mosque at 1:30pm on Tuesday 26th August.