Ken Douglas

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Ken Douglas

Douglas in 2011
1st President of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions
In office
Succeeded byRoss Wilson
Secretary of the Federation of Labour
In office
Preceded byJim Knox[source?]
Succeeded byoffice abolished[source?]
Personal details
Kenneth George Douglas

(1935-11-15)15 November 1935
Wellington, New Zealand
Died14 September 2022(2022-09-14) (aged 86)
Wellington, New Zealand
Political partySocialist Unity Party
Lesley Winter
(m. 1956; div. 1986)

Kenneth George Douglas ONZ (15 November 1935 – 14 September 2022) was a New Zealand trade union leader.[1] Douglas was born in Wellington, New Zealand. In the 1999 New Year Honours, Douglas was appointed a Member of the Order of New Zealand (ONZ).[2]

Douglas died in Wellington on 14 September 2022, aged 86.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Barry, Maggie (1 December 2007). "Driving Force". The Listener.
  2. "New Year honours list 1999". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 31 December 1998. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  3. Boyack, Nicholas (14 September 2022). "Well known trade union giant 'Red Ken' Douglas dies". Stuff. Retrieved 14 September 2022.
  4. "Kenneth Douglas obituary". The New Zealand Herald. 16 September 2022. Retrieved 16 September 2022.