The Durham Miners’ Association sends Len McCluskey its best wishes in his bid to be returned as General Secretary of UNITE.
Len has been a good friend and a staunch supporter of miners and their families over the past 40 years and has spoken at the Durham Miners’ Gala on many occasions.
He is a highly principled trade unionist and totally dedicated to the interests of ordinary working people.
He has refused to be intimidated by a hostile Tory press and has spoken for all those who have suffered injustice both at home and internationally.
At a time when the economic crisis threatens the security of all our jobs and living conditions we need trade union leaders with Len’s courage, drive and ability and we hope this will be reflected in the coming election.
Alan Cummings, Durham Miners' Association