Melvyn Hackney former Assistant Branch Secretary, Steward and PSO rep

The branch was saddened to hear the news of the recent passing of Melvyn and we pass on our condolences to his wife Sylvia and family. Melvyn was a staunch trade union member serving for many years on the Branch Committee, supporting members with day to day issues and representing the Branch in meetings with management. He was a vociferous defender of the erosion of role boundaries of the PSO role, a role he undertook and he was key as the spokesperson for the branch in relaying the unions position to management.

Above all Melvyn was a warm hearted and instantly likeable person, he was also professional in his approach to work be it in his role as an administrator at Hyde office or as an advocate for the probation service in his role as Court PSO in central Manchester.

Melvyn retired from the Probation Service in 2016 and remained a retired unison member. He retained a keen sense of social justice, he will be missed by many but we are left with fond memories

Picket Line Ashton Probation Office – Local Government Pension Strike 28th March 2006