Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Last shift at Sharlston Colliery, Wakefield 1993.

Paul Holmes, Kirklees Unison
Branch Secretary
Nigel Pearce and Gary Raynor
(Sharlston NUM)

My brothers, who knew the value of sacrifice, unity and solidarity - Thatcher could not break them nor could Blair disillusion them. When asked was it difficult striking for 12 months, would reply "no it was hard not winning. 13 months would have been easy if we had won." These people truly were - the Salt of the Earth.