Special talk by former Unite leader
A former north-east trade union leader has travelled across the Irish Sea to return to his homeland for a special talk.
Former Unite north-east regional representative Tommy Campbell was guest speaker at the Fermanagh County Museum, Enniskillen Castle, Northern Ireland.
Mr Campbell, who was previously the secretary of Fermanagh Trade Union Council (TUC) before moving to Scotland, spoke on the history of trade unionism in the county.
The exhibition was officially opened by Councillor Diana Armstrong, vicechairwoman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, on
“I was honoured to be asked... It is a real mark of recognition”
Saturday and will continue until January next year.
Mr Campbell said unions had been influential in overcoming religious and sectarian divisions in the province.
He said: “I was honoured to be asked to speak at this event, it is a real mark of recognition.
“When we were campaigning 40 years ago we never thought we were making history and it is fascinating to look back on it.
“Trade unions here have been influential in representing people no matter what their religious or cultural background or opinions are and that is something I take a great deal of pride in.
“When I moved to Scotland I saw that we carried on the same struggle.
“The workers of Aberdeen and the north-east are really no different from the workers of Fermanagh. Only the accents are different.”