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11 October 2017
Biography: Harry Constable in his own words: This book is about Harry Constable, a leading activist in the struggle of the dock workers from before the war until the end of the 1950s
18 January 2017
About 75 dockers and drivers protested on 13 January at the port of Liverpool about the facilities available to them, or the evident lack of
12 October 2016
The Socialist Party joined thousands of others at the Battle of Cable Street 80th anniversary commemorative march and rally on 9 October in east London, selling over 50 copies of the Socialist paper.
22 June 2016
Short stories on workers' struggles around the world including women health workers protesting in Pakistan, solidarity between Portuguese dockers and Welsh museum strikers and a tuition fees victory in Taiwan.
2 June 2016
The Lisbon dockers strike, which started on 20 April, has in a significant victory to the dockers!, writes Militant strike action blocks bosses attempts to undermine collective bargaining.
24 May 2016
The Lisbon Port Operators Association, which represents the interests of the companies operating in the Lisbon port, has decided, in a completely horrendous and desperate attack, to start a collective lay-off of the Lisbon dockworkers, who are currently on strike
11 November 2015
The Tories' anti-trade union bill could be law as early as January or even December.
24 June 2015
Rolling Stonemason: An Autobiography by Fred Bower - worker, socialist and artist - is a little pearl of a book.
15 April 2015
Workers in both public and private sectors of the economy walked out in France on 9 April against austerity measures of the 'left' Hollande government
4 March 2015
As women and men around the world celebrate International Women's Day on 8 March, women workers are bearing the brunt of austerity
25 February 2015
Review: Turning the Tide: Turning the Tide by local historian Rupert Creed is a true story, detailing the 1968 tragedy that saw the loss of 58 Hull trawlermen's lives
5 June 2014
Moves by the hardline management of SCA Logistics, based at Tilbury docks, to drive down wages by introducing zero hours contracts has sparked an 11-day strike which started this morning, Thursday 5 June
28 May 2014
A move by the hardline management of SCA Logistics, based at Tilbury docks, to drive down wages by introducing zero hours contracts, has provoked a two-day strike
25 July 2012
"Britain came within inches of a general strike": "Arise Ye Workers" read the banner as five London dockers were carried shoulder high from Pentonville Prison in London, writes Roger Thomas.
23 May 2012
Dockers strike: Dock workers at Tilbury went on a 48-hour strike on 21 May. This is after a 24-hour strike on 7 May, the first at Tilbury since 1989...
18 May 2012
Dockers at Tilbury will strike again on Monday in their dispute with Enterprise Distribution Centre (EDC) over the arbitrary introduction of new contracts which will mean losing £2,500 on average a year...
28 September 2011
A century ago, women in the trade unions numbered only a few thousand. Many working class women worked in the most appalling conditions in sweatshops and were outside the trade unions' ranks...
6 October 2005
THE ALMOST three-year long struggle by Liverpool dockers began at the end of September ten years ago...
2 October 2004
REPRESENTATIVES OF two groups of Merseyside workers - the 47 surcharged Liverpool councillors of 1983-1987 and the sacked Liverpool dockers - initiated a local campaign last February as a step towards building a new mass party of the working class...
26 July 2002
AFTER THE successes of the council workers' and London tubeworkers' strikes, the media compared them to movements in the 1970s particularly the 'winter of discontent', the dirty jobs strike of 1979 against the Labour government, writes Roger Thomas.
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