Both Jim Gibb and his wife come from families with strong trade union and Communist Party connections.
Jim’s father-in-law was John Foster, the long-term Communist AEU National Organiser (see separate entry). John’s daughter – and Jim’s wife – was for a long time a member of NATFE and a branch officer at NESCOT at Epsom.
Jim himself was for a long time both a YCL and Communist Party member.
He was a member of the AEU, in both
Due to job changes, he left the AEU and joined ASTMS and eventually the AUT and is now retired.
Source: Information from Jim Gibb