40th Anniversary Rally

On Friday 10th February 2012 Birmingham Trades Council organised a rally to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Battle of Saltley Gates. The rally was held in Saltley close to the point where 10,000 Birmingham engineers helped 2,000 miners shut the gates.

The speakers were Arthur Scargill; Tony Burke, assistant branch secretary UNITE; Ken Cridland, former leader of Yorkshire NUM; Norman Goodwin, former Birmingham engineer; Bob Crow, RMT general secretary.

Speeches below


Arthur Scargill



Tony Burke


Norman Goodwin


Ken Capstick


Bob Crow





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