In memoriam Grigor Gradev
7 November 2016: Grigor Gradev, workers activities specialist in ILO Budapest office and former Executive secretary of the PERC, has passed away this week-end.
He was born in 1955, and after graduating from Sofia university joined Bulgarian trade union movement. He worked as Director of the CITUB research institute before joining the ETUI research team in 2001. In 2007 he was appointed PERC Executive Secretary and in 2015 he joined the ILO-ACTRAV team. He invested a lot in building capacities of European unions, particularly in those countries that transitioned from planned to market economy, in promoting workers’ interests in challenging reform processes, and in making unions of different parts of Europe cooperating and acting together.
Grigor will be remembered not only for his intellect and deep commitment to the rights and dignity of workers but also as an exceptionally caring and supportive colleague. Our thoughts are with him and his family.