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Trades Council meeting and talk on Lesbians & Gays support the miners on 20th February

Camden Trades Council and its largest affiliate, Camden UNISON, are pleased to host a public event on Thursday 20 February at 7pm at Camden Town Hall to mark the 30th anniversary of the start of the year-long strike by tens of thousands of miners against the Thatcher government’s ruthless pursuit of a massive pit closure. Continue reading

Learning from history: the Tolpuddle martyrs

In the 1830s life in villages like Tolpuddle in Dorset was hard and getting worse. Agricultural labourers could not bear more cuts to their pay.

In 1834, farm workers took an oath of solidarity and formed a trade union. This was then a crime.
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