The Guardian 27 July, 2005


Ray Hogan: Vale Comrade!

Ray Hogan was the former Branch Secretary of the former Miscellaneous Workers Union (MWU) from 1973-1990 and President from 1990-1994.

Ray’s participation in the union began in the 1950s when he was a union delegate at Kodak, signing up workers in his lunch breaks.

Ray was one of the leading participants in the growth of the MWU from a small union in the mid 1950s to a large and influential union in the 1990s before amalgamating with the Federated Liquor Trades Union. He worked to achieve significant industrial wins for members across a number of industry sectors.

Ray was also President of the Victorian Trades Hall Council and President of the Victorian ALP, as well as a long-term member of the National Executive of the ALP.

Sadly missed by all. Sincere condolences to his family.

Officers and Staff of the Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Union (LHMU)

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