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Two Tramway Strikes in North East England 1922
Gordon Morris and Martin Levy
The TGWU was formed on 1 January 1922. Within weeks it was involved two bitter strikes in the tramway industry in North East England, by members at Newcastle upon Tyne Corporation Transport, and at the privately-owned Sunderland District Electric Tramway Company. To understand how these two different disputes arose and were fought, it is necessary to situate them in the context of the time. When the TGWU came into being,
The General Strike 1926
Organisation and support within the NEYH Region
Due to the size of the region I have focused on three geographic areas, these being Yorkshire, Humber and the North East. Within the Yorkshire area focus will be on Leeds and Bradford, though geographically close, they worked very differently in terms of organisation.
British Steel Under Privatisation
A pulication in 1989 by The TUC Steel Committee, setting out in general terms their views on the future of the steel industry after the 1988 change of ownership.
Say Yes To Linde Gas
Example of a pamphlet sent out to workers at Linde Gas to vote yes or no to recognition in 2003.
Unite’s legacy unions in Ireland and the Spanish Civil War
“When the vile creed of fascism is again raising its ugly head it is vital for the young people of today to
learn the lesson taught in Spain – the great lesson of unity. We need that unity more than ever today
when fascism is on the rise all over the world, even in Germany. We must again say “Never!” to racism
and fascism. No Pasaran! Salud!”
Uniting Worker's Memories
Experience and Legacy of WWI
As trade unionists, workers and citizens, our present has been shaped by our past. That is why, during recent years, Unite has published pamphlets marking the 1907 Belfast Strike and the 1913 Dublin Lockout – events which helped pave the way for the rights we enjoy today, as well as reminding us of the rights we still have to fight for.
Sherbet Dab by Digital:works
An Oral History of the London Cabbie
These are the stories of London and Londoners, new and old. Some take us back to 1950s London when many of the drivers were Jewish. These were the days of the closed shop, pea-souper fogs, driving heavy, cold cabs on empty streets.
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