A Raised Fist & A Helping Hand

The RMT Back #WSO2016


We are delighted to announce that the RMT Yorkshire and Lincolnshire branch voted to donate a staggering £500 to We Shall Overcome in a show of solidarity with our fight against the effects of austerity in our communities.

Regional Organiser, Sean McGowan, made the announcement last night and we can’t thank Sean and the union enough for their incredible generosity.

As you know, WSO Central does not handle money and everything we raise out there in our communities STAYS out there in our communities going direct from those making the donation to those on the front line delivering street-level help to those most in need. As such we could not accept the cheque directly but instead asked it to be forwarded to Pauline Town‘s teams in Ashton-under-Lyne where it will be put into use in January when people are broke and the weather is cold. With their generosity here the RMT will be literally saving lives.

We’d like to ask all WSO supporters to return that solidarity by sharing this blog in the hope that it will help counter the ruthless anti-union press coverage as the RMT strike to keep our rail networks safe for passengers; and if any of you out there can spare a little time to support RMT members on picket lines I’m sure they would be glad to see We Shall Overcome at their shoulder.

Great news.


Author: Matt Hill Songwriter

Storytelling singer-songwriter and community artist who offers a British take on folk and Americana. Formerly known by the stage name Quiet Loner. Recent projects include a songwriting residency in a museum, an album co-written with people at a homeless project and a stint as a resident musician in a prison.

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