Support the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign
The TUC is supporting an E-Petition, set up by The Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign, which is seeking truth and justice for all miners victimised by the police at the Orgreave Coking Plant, South Yorkshire, on June 18th 1984.
The petition says that Orgreave is part of a pattern of cover ups by the police from many different forces, which are now being exposed. A similar petition formed part of the campaign which led to the truth about Hillsborough finally being revealed last year.
The Orgreave petition calls for a full public inquiry into the policing and subsequent statements recorded by the police at the time, to be held as soon as possible.
The petition and campaign has the support of mining unions and the TUC urges all unions to encourage their members to sign the petition, which if it reaches the 100,000 target by November 13, should prompt a Commons debate.
The petition can be signed on line at: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/41844