Ron Todd, for many years the general secretary of the Transport and General Workers’ Union (TGWU), consistently championed the cause of unilateral nuclear disarmament and was a vice-president of CND.

At the 1988 Labour conference, Ron publicly attacked party leader Kinnock’s moves to abandon Labour’s support of unilateral nuclear disarmament, and this change in policy had a lasting effect on their relationship.

Ron was also a dedicated campaigner for South African human rights and a close friend of Nelson Mandela.

‘Granddad aka Ron, was always a working class fighter for nuclear disarmament,’ his family told CND. ‘He reminded the trade union movement that every issue is a trade union issue by leading the TGWU in supporting the CND and becoming vice-president. He never gave up hope that a nuclear free world was possible.’

What is 60 faces of CND?
2018 is the 60th anniversary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Founded in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, CND has been a powerful collective voice against the dangers of nuclear weapons.

CND’s greatest strength has always been its members.
Incredible people have shaped our history,
our present and will continue to inspire in the future.

Here we take a look at 60 Faces of CND,
60 people who represent all the millions of people
who have campaigned for nuclear disarmament over the decades
and have made our organisation so remarkable.

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