Sonnet for #heartunion week


We fought hard for breaks from labour and toil
A weekend of leisure, an eight-hour day.
We won our fair share of the bosses’ spoil:
Now doctors are striking ‘gainst  cuts to pay.
Support brothers and sisters in struggle;
At pickets, on protests – with banners high.
Stand firm and the government will buckle,
To break us, lies and tricks they will try.
Forever hated by the company boss
But loved by workers – their only defence.
Without trade unions, it is our sad loss
Face up to their lies, politicians’ pretence.
So stand together this Valentine’s day,
Unions give us protection, come what may.


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