Members among Tunisian victims

UNISON is sad to confirm that three members were among the 38 people killed in the Tunisia terrorist attack

John Stollery from Notts County branch, Scott Chalkley from Central Water branch and Denis Thwaites a retired member from the Blackpool Wyre and Fylde Health branch were amongst the 30 British victims of the gunman in the resort of Sousse.

John Stollery, 58, a social worker from Nottinghamshire, had been on holiday with his family. “John was special, he made a difference and gave his best to others,” his wife Cheryl said.

Mr Stollery had worked at Nottinghamshire County Council for 33 years and spent the last 16 years working with children in care.

Scott Chalkley, 42 from Chaddesden, Derby worked for Severn Trent Water.

Scott died with his partner Sue Davey who also worked for Severn Trent Water. The company issued a statement: “We are immensely saddened by the news about Sue and Scott. They were much loved by their colleagues.”

Denis Thwaites, 70, a retired member from Blackpool, was a former Birmingham City Football Club player, and died with his wife, Elaine.

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Everyone in UNISON offers our deepest condolences to the families and fellow branch members of our members who died in the Tunisia terrorist attack.

“Our thoughts are with them and we will offer whatever support we can.”