Author set to address union in Barnsley

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AUTHOR and journalist Paul Routledge will be giving the annual National Union of Mineworkers Yorkshire area David Jones and Joe Green lecture.

The event takes place on Saturday from 10.45am, at the NUM offices, Victoria Road, Barnsley, and will be chaired by Chris Kitchen, the union’s current national secretary.

A second speaker will be Matt Wrack, Fire Brigades Union general secretary.

Trade unionists from across South Yorkshire are gathering in Sheffield the following Saturday, March 16, at the Novotel, Arundel Gate, for a conference to discuss the ‘Fight Against Austerity’ – and how to oppose cuts.