Former ACTT vice-president Lynn Lloyd dies

Two women pictured smiling. Lynn Lloyd (left) pictured with her partner and sister in the union struggle, Margaret Watts.

10 January 2017

Lynn Lloyd, production manager, ex ACTT vice-president and a committed union activist, died peacefully at her home on 23 December 2016 with her partner Margaret Watts at her side.

Legacy within ACTT & BECTU 

Lynn will be remembered for her dedication to the promotion of equality within both ACTT and BECTU. Together with Margaret, she also provided a whole generation of BECTU women with the skills and knowledge which enabled them in their turn to become activists, and to achieve high office within the union.

Lynn will be remembered with affection and admiration.

Tribute from Ex-President of the ACTT 

Ex-president of the former ACTT, Bruce Anderson, shared his deepest sympathy at the loss of Lynn, and spoke fondly of her warmth and generosity:

“I have many memories of Lynn Lloyd, as a strong-minded shop steward at the Granada Film Shop and subsequently in the 1980’s when I was the President of ACTT and Lynn was VP.

Lynn was best described as a pugnacious and resourceful fighter, whether it was against the management of ITV or fellow trade unionists who did not agree with her ideas of reform and equality. The General Secretary at the time, Alan Sapper also knew what it could be like to be on the receiving end of a few choice words, usually telling him where he could go!

Lynn did not take prisoners, she did not suffer fools gladly and she did not like to compromise except on her terms, but beneath that seemingly hard skin was a warm, generous and kind person who would help members and friends who were having a difficult time.

I am sure that all of us who knew Lynn and Margaret will want to convey to Margaret our deepest sympathy and condolences for her loss after their many years together.”

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