To all Branches and Regional Councils
1st April 2022
Trade Union Events 2022
I am writing to let you know about a number of important trade union events taking place this year, many of which were not able to take place in-person for the last two years due to the pandemic.
With Banners Held High – Saturday 14th May 2022, Wakefield: This year’s theme is ‘The past we inherit. A green future we build’. Bring Union banners and placards. Assembling at Smyth Street, Wakefield at 10.45, setting off at 11.30 and arriving at Wood Street at around 12 noon. https://www.facebook.com/pg/withbannersheldhigh/posts/
24th Jim Connell commemoration weekend – Kells and Crossakiel, Ireland, Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd May: Note that this year this event has changed from the first weekend of May. Follow the event page for more details -
Merthyr Rising, Friday 10th – Sunday 12th June, Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales: This music, arts and ideas festival celebrates working class culture and resistance. More details available here - https://www.merthyrrising.uk/
Durham Miners’ Gala – Saturday 9th July: This year’s gala will be dedicated to key workers. More information and to register for updates - https://www.friendsofdurhamminersgala.org/confirmed_durham_miners_gala_returns_in_2022
Tolpuddle Martyr’s Festival, Friday 15th – Sunday 17th July, Dorset: Trade union festival including music, fringe meetings, discussions. For more information and to purchase tickets visit https://www.tolpuddlemartyrs.org.uk/festival/whats-on
Burston Strike School Rally, Sunday 4th September, Near Diss, Norfolk: Marking what has become known as ‘the longest strike in history’. Follow the event page for updates - https://www.facebook.com/groups/9098942153
Please do all you can to attend these important trade union events.