VALE JACK MUNDEY
NSW Labor today marks the passing of Jack Mundey, one of the Australian labour movement’s great heroes who was an inspiration to countless trade unionists, environmentalists and community activists in Australia and overseas.
“When Mr Mundey and the NSW Builders Labourers Federation initiated the Green Bans in the 1970s, they affirmed that heritage and the environment were issues of deep importance. Mr Mundey’s great success was to harness this belief to the power of the trade union movement.”
“Under the leadership of Jack Mundey, Bob Pringle, and Joe Owens, the NSW BLF joined with community and environmental activists to save many inner city suburbs from wholesale demolition. They also successfully fought for more public and social housing in communities across NSW.”
NSW Labor Leader Jodi McKay pays particular tribute to Mr Mundey’s standing, as a long-time Croydon Park resident, in her electorate of Strathfield. After a long life of service, Mr Mundey will remain an inspiration to people across the political spectrum.
NSW Labor sends its heartfelt condolences to Jack’s wife, Judy, and to his comrades who will remember him through the struggles that lie ahead.