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20 Feb
1958: Historic Sheerness docks to close

13 May
1968: Workers join Paris student protest

01 Mar
1971: Workers down tools over union rights

28 Jul
1972: National dock strike begins

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

18 Feb
1981: Thatcher gives in to miners

05 Feb
1982: Laker Airways goes bust

29 May
1984: Miners and police clash at Orgreave

14 Dec
1984: Court fines Scargill for obstruction

03 Feb
1988: Nurses protest for better pay

04 Feb
1988: Defiant seamen strike on

06 Apr
1989: Dockers' 'jobs for life' scrapped

21 Jun
1991: Anger over chairman's 66% pay rise

01 Feb
1994: MPs condemn sale of Rover

25 May
1994: Camelot wins UK lottery race

01 Apr
1999: Britain gets first minimum wage

12 May
2000: Ford quits Dagenham after 70 years

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

16 Dec
2001: Thousands rally for Scots countryside

04 Dec
2003: US pulls back from steel trade war


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