From the TUC

Have a happy trades union council Christmas

16 Dec 2009, By

I called up the secretary of Workington Trades Union Council the day after the floods started in Cumbria to check that he and other trades council comrades in the area were Ok. Typically of George Appleton he was more concerned about whether or not the County Association meeting would be able to take place the next day! But trades unionists in the area will have been hit hard by the floods. Many are still trying to put their lives back together and will be a having a very different Christmas this year from the one they had planned. I thought that it would be appreciated by our comrades if  union branches and trade union members sent messages of solidarity to the Cumbria County Association of Trades Union Councils c/o George Appleton, 44 Rowan Avenue, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 9HZ. Trades unionist are about supporting each other in the good and the bad times in our lives and not just during industrial strife. If you would like to make a donation, a Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund has been established by the Cumbria Community Foundation and details about how to make a donation can be found at this web address