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Grunwick factory dispute

Title
Grunwick factory dispute
Genre
News report; Interview; Speech; Special
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1977
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Duration
00:05:32
Description
Ric Davies reports on mass picketing by members of various trade unions at the Grunwick factory, violent incidents and the scene as workers’ buses arrive (hear strikers chanting). Speech by George Smith of the transport workers union. Speaks to one of the strikers; Jim Prior MP on why he doesn’t support mass picketing and secretaries of states joining the picketline; and John Gorst MP. A meeting between Albert Booth, Employment Secretary and Roy Grantham APEX union leader will go ahead tonight despite George Ward, factory owner, refusing to attend.
Contributors
James Prior; John Gorst; Ric Davies; George Smith
Keywords
London; Trade unions; Strikes; Labour disputes; Police; Violence; Employee rights; Members of Parliament; Meetings; Albert Booth; Grunwick; APEX; George Ward; Roy Grantham; Industrial plants; Strikes (events); Grunwick Strike (1976-1978)

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