23/07/2007 - Ulster Gets the Solidarity Message


The controversial new British Trades Union - Solidarity launched itself in the province with a massive leaflet drop over the Twelfth holiday week.

Over 10,000 recruitment leaflets were given out to marchers and onlookers at the July parades. Despite the bad weather local members found a responsive audience keen to learn more about a Union prepared to speak out on issues like off-shoring, mass migration and foreign imports.

Union representative David Kerr said:- "The Orange Order in Belfast and a number of community groups have finally come round to accept the need to re-brand the annual parades on the Twelfth as a great community festival. This has come to be called Orangefest. We feel many of those present will be receptive to our work."

Ulster members were given a boost when it was announced that David Kerr had also been appointed to the seven-member National Executive of the Union. David Kerr declared:-"Apart from my own delight at being able to assist in building this fighting Union it will help recruitment here as it shows that fellow workers on the mainland, both British and Irish, accept Ulster as an equal".