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    06 December, 2007

    Thanks, BBC Wales

    BBC Wales's AM-PM awards resulted in Chris Bryant MP and myself winning the award for 'best campaigner' for the Burberry Campaign.

    As I said yesterday, it is a campaign we would rather not have had to run - but I am pleased that it resulted in better redundancy terms for the workforce and the establishment of a long-term community fund for the Rhondda.

    The award really should be shared with the workforce who provided the energy for the campaign and the unions, particularly the GMB but also Amicus.

    Tomorrow will see the first meeting of the shadow board for the Rhondda Trust, which was one of the results of the campaign. The Trust will provide funds for education and training for young people in the Rhondda, amongst other things. Chris Bryant has done an excelent job, with the aid of some pro bono work by the law firm Morgan Cole, in getting the Trust established.

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