Anne Scargill (Unite Community Member) and the Women Against Pit Closures, organised a fantastic Miners Strike Anniversary event on Saturday the 8th March. The Event was absolutely packed with speakers Maxine Peak, Hillary Wainwright and David Hopper, making passionate speeches about the heroic struggle thirty years ago and linking them to the fight against Austerity today.

It is no accident that Anne and the other Women Against Pit Closures are still at the centre of the Movement today, offering practical solidarity to the communities of Barnsley, with their weekly work in the homeless kitchen and support for our Unite Community Centre. Hillary Wainwright talked of the Importance of building a new movement linking our working members, with our community members and repeated our slogan of “Educate. Organise, Agitate.”

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