Unite, the UK’s largest union, will unveil a banner titled ‘Trump not Welcome’ on the eve (Friday 13 July) of this year’s Durham Miners’ Gala in solidarity with the demonstrations taking place simultaneously in London and other cities against the US president’s visit to the UK.
Alongside Unite the unveiling of the banner is being supported by the Durham Miners’ Associations, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU), University and College Union (UCU), Communication Workers Union (CWU), the GMB, National Education Union (NEU), Transport and Salaried Staff Association (TSSA), train drivers union Aslef and public services union Unison.
Unite regional secretary for North East, Yorkshire and Humberside Karen Reay said: “The Durham Miners’ Gala is when workers and trade unionists from across the UK gather together in camaraderie. The banner demonstrates that those attending the Gala are in complete solidarity with the anti-Trump protests.
“Donald Trump’s politics of intolerance, divide and division have no place in the UK and are totally rejected by workers and trade unionists.”
The Durham Miners’ Association secretary Alan Cummings said: “It is important that Donald Trump and his entourage understand that throughout the length and breadth of the UK workers are opposed to his politics and his policies of intolerance.”
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- Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey