Tony Coleiro (Tradeunionist)

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Tony Coleiro will be remembered as one of Malta's most active tradeunionists.

He was born on the 27th of November 1950. Coleiro lead GWU's Metal Workers' Section, being responsible for the thousands of workers employed at Malta's two shipyards.

He joined the 'yards workforce when he was 16 years old, back in August 1967. By 1971 he was already active in the GWU.

In the later years of his life, he had started contemplating a political career in the Malta Labour Party and was set to contest as a candidate in the next general election with the Malta Labour Party.

He died on 13 December, 2002.