“It was a symbolic and practical gesture which shows them that the world hasn’t forgotten them. We’ll do all we can to help them serve their communities and get some proper independent unions in place to protect themselves.”
The Fire Brigades Union not only donated two fire engines to the Iraqi fire service but six volunteers drove them there. The full story can be downloaded as a colourful pdf here. It is a wonderful read. Trade Unionism at its very best.
(via the Drink Soaked Trots with thanks to Scribbles)