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Tyrone O'Sullivan - a name to be remembered in the name of Socialism

Updated: Jun 14, 2023




Tyrone O' Sullivan, former chairman of Tower Colliery in Hirwaun, South Wales, led miners in buying their pit from British Coal. It was marked for closure in 1994/5. Many pits were marked for closure with one of the reasonis s they were uneconomic. According to Socialism Today it became "a profitable going concern....with the best wages and conditions in the mining industry". This is a cogent argument for bringing our industries into public ownership, rejecting the lies and distortions of the large corporate bodies that habitually seize the wealth created by the workers and enrich themselves and others - not least politicians who prefer to act on their behalf rather than those who elect them to office. https://socialismtoday.org/archive/70/tower.html


Tyrone's funeral is on 19th June, 2023 in South Wales. The community remember Arthur Scargill, still held in great esteem and affection according to a member who spoke to me this week. Report on the death of Tyrone O'Sullivan, BBC News https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-65732587




John Tyrrell, President SLP 12/6/2023









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