Vale: Laurie Burley a Colossus of Union Organising

On the morning of 16 November 2014 Laurie Burley passed away after fighting cancer for the last year. He will be sadly missed by our Union, and particularly the meatworkers in the retail sector.

Since 1989 Laurie was an Organiser with the AMIEU. On behalf of meatworkers in the retail sector he pursued every issue with fearless, unrelenting tenacity until an acceptable conclusion was reached. Laurie would persevere when others would either not have started or otherwise would have long given up.

Laurie has been an inspiration. At the end of 2011 he retired from full time organising to spend time with his wife, Cathie and his family. Even after that he has been only a phone call away for the young retail organisers.

We offer Cathie, his children Kris, Nick, Pamela and Natalie, all his family and all his other friends our sincere condolences.

Laurie's funeral will be at:

1.00pm Thursday, 20 November 2014

Lilydale Memorial Park
126-128 Victoria Rd
Victoria 3140