12/03/2011 - International Womens Day and St. Patrick’s Day

IN OUR tradition of celebrating significant dates, Solidarity Trade Union held a meeting of invited female members on International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8th March. The meeting was called to discuss how Solidarity can reach out to women in the workplace (particularly those in low-paid professions).

Although we are patriots and nationalists – as opposed to internationalists – we are happy to celebrate IWD in the same way that we celebrate May Day. As with May Day, on International Women’s Day we should take stock of what our union has achieved in the past and to reaffirm our belief in the ideals of national freedom and social justice.

With this in mind, Solidarity Trade Union extends fraternal greetings to female workers throughout the world - no matter what their race, nationality or religion is. As we have noted before, we are keen to build a world-wide united nationalist workers front to fight against the twin evils of capitalism and communism. Everyone has a part to play.

We would also like to wish all our members and supporters in Ulster and Eire a Happy St. Patrick’s Day for 17th March.

We send greetings to all workers from Ulster and Eire – no matter where they are in the world.

We seek to remind workers from Ulster and Eire that Solidarity is a free and autonomous nationalist trade union. We are the only union fighting for economic protection and social justice for all of the peoples and nations of the British Isles.