01 May 2019May Day Palestine Meeting in Berwick
Two activists from 'Women in Black' address a packed audience in Berwick, (May Day 2019), hosted by Berwick & District Trades Union Council on the subject of their experiences whilst visiting Palestine. Amongst a comprehensive and detailed account, a telling recollection of a Palestinian woman's response to the speaker shedding tears at their plight
..... "I'm glad you can cry because we can't cry anymore".
Member of Berwick & District Trades Union Council & Borders & Berwick, Palestine Solidarity.
Peace for Palestine
Painting by Jenny Turner, (Notelet)
Printed by West Highland Palestine Support Group
27 April 2019Union recruitment day
Union recruitment day in Berwick as part of the Workers’ Memorial Weekend.
Workers' Memorial Day (28th April) has always been to "remember the dead: fight for the living" and unions are asked to focus on both areas, by considering events or memorial to remember all those killed through work but at the same time ensuring that such tragedies are not repeated. That can best be done by building trade union organisation and campaigning for stricter enforcement with higher penalties for breaches of health & safety laws.
Thanks to Unite and Unison for providing recruitment material and for support from local trade union members across the trade union movement.