2014 sees the 30th anniversary of the year-long National Miners’ Strike which changed and affected the working lives of thousands of people. In support of those affected by the Strike and to ensure future generations remember, we have commissioned a new banner to be made for the Durham Unite Community Centre.
It will be unveiled at the Durham Miners’ Association Headquarters, Redhills, Durham on Thursday, 10 July, 2014, at the premier of our play “were not going back”
Davy Hopper, general secretary of the Durham Miners’ Association said: “This banner will mark the 30th anniversary of our national strike – a strike which saw Thatcher try to rip the hearts out of our communities. Unfortunately for the Tories we are still here and still fighting – this banner will reflect that”
Barbara Jackson Unite community member, Sheffield Women Against Pit Closures & secretary to Orgreave Truth & Justice Campaign said: “The women were the heart and soul of the strike. Without the women the strike would not have lasted a year. You can’t kill the spirit so we are not defeated.”
The North East, Yorkshire & Humberside region of Unite is supporting this initiative, however its success depends upon all of us working and funding this together collectively. Please send cheques payable to Unite the union to the address below. Read the appeal letter here.