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Liverpool, England, dockers win strike with major international support, 1995-1998

United Kingdom
Time period
28 September, 1995 to 27 January, 1998
Economic Justice
Total points
9 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
John Pontillo, 16/02/2013

On 28 September 1995 the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company fired 329 port workers in Liverpool, England, for joining a picket line in solidarity with fellow port workers in Torside. The Torside workers were fired for protesting against the “free-market” style of labor, in which there was no job security, no wage security, and a constant change of working hours. In this format, workers could be phoned at any time and asked to come in to work.