During and after the 1984-5 miners’ strike a large number of strikers were arrested and served prison sentences solely for the crime of defending their communities, their jobs and their union. The National Justice for Mineworkers campaign (NJM) has, for many years, been collecting money to help these men, some of whom have never been able to find regular work.
Most of this money has been collected at public meetings and labour movement events, but the Covid pandemic has meant that many of these events, such as the Durham Miners’ Gala, have been cancelled. As a result there is a special emphasis this year on the Christmas Appeal.
Please help these men and their families have a decent Christmas. Send cheques (made out to “National Justice for Mineworkers”) to NJM, 2 Hilden Street, Leigh, Lancashire, WN17 4LG.
John Cunningham, Lancashire