Berwick Trades Union Council goes from strength to strength
Berwick Trades Union Council held their 19th Day school in The Granary on
It turned out to be one of the best attended ever with people coming from as far away as Peterborough as well as a lot of local support. The speaker for the morning was John Kay who gave an excellent talk on the book and followed on, after coffee, with biographical details about the author whose real name was Robert Noonan; his talk was accompanied by a selection of excellent photographs which really brought the whole lecture to life.
After lunch Colin Waugh, university lecturer, gave a talk on
Berwick Trades Union Council also helped RMT (Rail Transport and Maritime Union) members leaflet Berwick Railway Station on Thursday the 20th October against the McNulty’s “a value for money “ review. McNulty proposes higher fares, removal of guards on trains, fewer safety inspections and unmanned stations, which would include Berwick.
Passengers were very supportive and angry at safety cuts and fare increases which many felt unfairly penalised people using public transport.