CESI mourns decease of Jean Pirotte

The European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CESI) mourns the decease of Jean Pirotte, President of the Belgian firefighter trade union FISP-IFOD. “On Sunday March 3, a great firefighter, if not to say a great fighter altogether, left us”, CESI President Romain Wolff said.

On the occasion of the meeting of CESI’s Commissions on Social Affairs & Employment and Women’s Rights & Gender Equality today in Brussels, a moment of silence was held.

“On behalf of all member organisations and affiliates, who as us learned about the decease of Jean this morning, we express our deepest condolences to his family, friends and trade unionists at FISP-IFOD. As a long-standing member of CESI, Jean showed extraordinary engagement and commitment.” Klaus Heeger added: “Jean was a rock, not always an easy one, as he was standing for his convictions until the very end. He probably did that as a firefighter too, and therefore I can only say that he was a great man to have on one’s side. We will miss him dearly and our thoughts go to this family and friends.”