Thursday, May 22, 2008

Ex-boss backs strikers

It's not only trade unionists and fellow workers who showed support for us - the bosses have too, or at least one former boss in particular.

Dave Nicholson, once editor of what was then the Yorkshire Evening Press (since cut back to The Press by Newsquest) visited the strikers' line today to wish us well. The stories I have heard of Dave's time at the helm was that he was a decent man who cared about his staff, although of course their pay was still poor even then. But he at least recognised that. Today, he dropped by with two bags full of Thornton's chocolate goodies for all the strikers. Dave, we salute you.