Obituary: Nigel Buller

12 Sep 2017

Former Home Office group President Nigel Buller passed away on Sunday (10 September) following a short battle with cancer.

Nigel joined the civil service and became a CPSA rep in the early eighties. He helped build a trade union based on democracy and standing up to the employer. The role he played in CPSA, NUCPS, PTC and then PCS will be long remembered, for supporting the membership and for his role in negotiations both local and national.

Nigel was extremely proud to be elected by members as Home Office group president. He performed the role with diligence and pragmatism and commanded a tremendous respect and fondness from those he worked with.  Nigel tendered his resignation as group president in July this year due to ill health. The group executive decided not to fill the vacancy for the rest of the electoral term as a mark of respect and to honour Nigel’s contribution to the union.

The Home Office group will greatly miss Nigel’s guidance, dedication, knowledge and expertise. His contribution and leadership leaves an enduring legacy in the group and PCS generally. 

Our thoughts are with Nigel’s wife Jane, his family and friends, particularly those from his union branch Home Office South East England.

PCS has opened a book of condolence. If you have any personal stories of how Nigel helped you or reminiscences of him, please send them to homeofficegroup@pcs.org.uk to be included.

A longer article about Nigel can be viewed on the Home Office group webpages.

The funeral will take place on 2 October.  Full details are on the Home Office group webpages.

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