BENNY ROTHMAN – a fighter for the right to roam, workers’ rights and socialism
TOM JONES – a fighter for freedom and working people
JULIA VARLEY – Trade union organiser and fighter for women’s rights
BETTY TEBBS – a radical working-class hero
BETTY GALLACHER – Standing up for all workers
The 1926 General Strike lasted 9 days and inspired millions of workers to back the TUC’s call for action to defend locked out coal-miners who were facing wage reductions and worsening conditions. As a heavily industrialised region, members of Unite’s legacy unions in the North East, Yorkshire and Humberside region were centrally involved. This short booklet tells the story of those momentous days.