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Industrial Disputes

23 Jun
1955: Queen Elizabeth sails on schedule

23 May
1966: Emergency laws over seamen's strike

24 Jun
1968: Rail go-slow begins

16 Jul
1970: State of emergency called over dock strike

01 Mar
1971: Workers down tools over union rights

08 Mar
1971: Post strike ends with pay deal

09 Jan
1972: Miners strike against government

25 Feb
1972: Miners call off crippling coal strike

14 Jun
1972: Pilots threaten worldwide strike

28 Jul
1972: National dock strike begins

01 May
1973: Thousands strike over pay and prices

28 May
1974: Strikes topple NI power-sharing body

13 Feb
1975: Miners set for 35 per cent pay rises

14 Nov
1977: Firefighters strike over pay claim

21 Dec
1977: Firemen jeer TUC's pay snub

10 Jan
1979: 'No chaos here' declares Callaghan

22 Jan
1979: Public sector strike paralyses country

02 Jan
1980: Steel workers strike over pay

18 Feb
1981: Thatcher gives in to miners

16 Jun
1982: Welsh miners back health workers

28 Mar
1983: Macgregor named as coal boss

12 Mar
1984: Miners strike over threatened pit closures

29 May
1984: Miners and police clash at Orgreave

21 Sep
1984: Maltby picket sparks violence

28 Sep
1984: Pit dispute 'illegal' says judge

14 Dec
1984: Court fines Scargill for obstruction

03 Mar
1985: Miners call off year-long strike

16 May
1985: Miners jailed for pit strike murder

15 Feb
1986: Printers and police clash in Wapping

03 Feb
1988: Nurses protest for better pay

04 Feb
1988: Defiant seamen strike on

26 Mar
1999: Record compensation for miners

11 Dec
2001: 30,000 postal jobs 'to be cut'


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