Every year the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign hold a wonderful, vibrant trade union rally at Orgreave to commemorate the day Striking Miners were brutalised by police at the Orgreave Coking plant on 18th June 1984. This gives us all an opportunity to meet and show solidarity with comrades and friends and gather together with our magnificent display of banners and placards.
Our campaign for truth and justice this year is commemorating the 36th anniversary of the Miners' Strike and the events at Orgreave. Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions and the lockdown mean that we need to hold our Annual Rally online to keep us all safe.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS ONLINE VIRTUAL EVENT AT 1 pm, 20th JUNE
We will be live streaming the event via our Facebook page, starting at 1pm. To ensure nobody misses out, please click that you are 'Going' - on our Facebook event page, which can be found here:
(BSL interpreters will be joining the live feed)
The Tory response to this pandemic shows us more than ever that we need to continue to campaign together to do what we can to put pressure on the Tories, who continue with their arrogance, contempt, evasion and lies, and do not care for workers and ordinary people. Please help us and support our call for a Public Inquiry for Truth and Justice and listen to speeches from other campaigns fighting for Truth and Justice.
Please also send photos to us of you at our previous rallies and events or send a recent photo of you wearing one of our T shirts or wearing our hats and badges or holding a banner or placard, so that we can post the images online to show your support and solidarity.
Chris Kitchen: General Secretary NUM
Eileen Turnbull: Shrewsbury 24 Campaign
Sheila Coleman: Hillsborough Justice Campaign
Jan Cunliffe: JENGbA (Joint Enterprise Not Guilty by Association)
Lee Fowler: Blacklisting Support Group
Janet Alder: sister of Christopher Alder, unlawfully killed in police custody
Judy Bolton and Yvette Williams: Justice4Grenfell
Kevin Horne: Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign
Sal Young: NHS Worker and GMB Branch Secretary
Chris Peace and Joe Rollin: Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign
UNITE Brass Band
PCS Samba Band
JOE SOLO 'LIVE FROM T'SHED #3' 20th June 8pm 'NEVER BE DEFEATED'
On Saturday evening at 8pm 20th June we are also excited that Joe Solo promises us all another great night in! Joe will be doing a gig 'Live From T'Shed #3' and performing his Miners' Strike album 'Never Be Defeated'. Link here for information about the gig and how to attend:
We look forward to being with you all on Saturday 20th June.
Solidarity and best wishes