UNISON Cymru/Wales is encouraging people to celebrate the principles Jo Cox stood for and support the Great Get Together this weekend. The Foundation named in her honour wants to bring communities together and is inviting people on 16 -18 June to share a barbecue, picnic or bake off, celebrating with fun and humour, all that we hold in common. Huge neighbourhood celebrations across the country are promised.
Staff at UNISON’s own offices in Wales will stop for lunch on Thursday 15 June to share food and remember we have more in common than that which divides us. The trade union has called upon employers across Wales to set an example and organise similar events during the week.
Jo Cox was murdered in her Batley and Spen constituency on 16 June last year by a right-wing extremist.
Margaret Thomas, UNISON regional secretary said,
“Trade union principles are of solidarity, looking out for your workmates and strengthening our communities. That’s why UNISON is supporting the Great Get Together. Diversity is what makes Britain great and we stand up to racists and anyone who seeks to divide society. Whatever the disagreement, we remember that we have more in common than that which divides us.”
Notes to editors
- The work of the Jo Cox’s Foundation is actively promoted by the Wales TUC.
- Follow events on Twitter #GreatGetTogether #MoreInCommon
Alastair Gittins, UNISON Press Officer on 07816 53 83 97.