Long-time Labour Party activist Ronnie Pellegrini has died

Pellegrini reportedly passed away after a long illness

Ronnie Pellegrini, a long-time Labour Party activist, has died
Ronnie Pellegrini, a long-time Labour Party activist, has died

Ronnie Pellegrini, who for many years was an activist of the Labour Party, has died.

Reports on One News said that Pellegrini passed away at Mater Dei Hospital following a long illness.

Pellegrini was canvasser to the late Labour minister Lorry Sant, and recently served as an adviser to Justice Minister Owen Bonnici.

He was previously Equality Minister Helena Dalli's chief of staff. 

Labour Party, GWU offer their condolences

The Labour Party said Pellegrini was, during different periods, including in difficult times, a point of reference for many within the Labour Party.

"He was active and also worked in trade unionship, and his career was tied to social-democratic work and towards safeguarding the rights of the common man, so as to allow him to move forward," it said.

The General Workers Union also gave its condolences and noted that Pellegrini had for a number of years served in various roles within the union, including as secretary of the port and transport division, of the metal division and in managerial roles in its subsidiary companies.

“The news that Ronnie Pellegrini died also means that the GWU has lost a friend who till the end continued to believe in the principles which help workers.”

“He was a person who never stopped working to strengthen socialist principles which we believed in and practised.”

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