Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival & Durham Miners’ Gala

From general secretary Bob Crow

Further to my circular of 14 Feb I am writing to remind you about this year’s Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival and Durham Miners’ Gala.

The date of this year’s Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival is the weekend of 13-15 July. This is an excellent and very popular event commemorating some of the pioneers of trade unionism. The procession and rally will take place on the Sunday 15 July.

The Durham Miners’ Gala is also taking place the same weekend, on Saturday 14 July. As usual tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the march and rally.

The RMT does not set the dates for these events. While it unfortunate that these events are taking place over the same weekend I hope that you will make every effort to attend and make sure that RMT is well represented.