Above: Pete Carter, trade unionist, orator and environmentalist, born 8 July 1938; died 11 October 2011
From the UCATT website:
It is with deep regret I have to advise you of the death of Peter Carter, a former UCATT activist and full time official.
Peter was one of the leading lights in the Building Workers strike in 1972. He was also instrumental with another UCATT activist Phil Beyer in organising on Bryant sites and, by February 1972, had abolished the lump and won a 50 per cent rise in the basic rate. The Construction News magazine called the agreement with Bryant “a watershed in industrial relations in the building industry.” Those who knew him believe he was one of the best orators the trade union movement has ever had.
The details of his funeral are as follows:
Friday 28th October 2011 at 12.15
The Sandwell Crematorium
Guardian obituary here