Letter of support and solidarity with Wolverhampton TUC received from Frances O’Grady TUC General Secretary
“Many thanks to you and delegates for the letter and the beautiful 150th anniversary badge which I’ll wear with pride. Thanks also for your words of encouragement – means a lot.
My sincere thanks to you and everyone at Wolverhampton, Bilston & District trades union council for all the brilliant campaigning work you do. You’ve got a great reputation as real organisers and ace campaigners – from anti-fascism/anti-racism to anti-austerity and bringing our railways back under public control. In fact, I mentioned you specifically at the President’s working group in respect of the campaign to protect the right to strike and heart unions week – handing out red carnations was inspired.
Needless to say, unions and the working people we represent have been through some tough times and it doesn’t look set to get any easier over the next period. But, as always, ultimately the best possible response we can make to the attacks we face is to get bigger and stronger. If we can spread a little of the spirit and determination Wolves TUC has shown around the movement, I reckon we’ll crack it.
All best Frances”
General Secretary TUC
29 Feb 2016