Black and white photo of Alan Jinkinson, then general secretary of NALGO, Hector MacKenzie, then general secretary of COHSE, and Rodney Bickerstaffe, then general secretary of NUPE, against the COHSE trade union banner, at the 1990 COHSE conference

UNISON’s first general secretary has died, aged 88

Alan Jinkinson was the former general secretary of NALGO and, when that merged with COHSE and NUPE in 1993, became the first leader of the new union

Help to tell the London recruits’ story of fighting apartheid

London trade unionists ran clandestine missions to South Africa to help the fight against apartheid – and now you can help get their story told on screen