Winter of discontent 1978

The ‘winter of discontent’: Lessons of the wave of class struggle in Britain 1978/9

Thirty years ago the working class in Britain launched a wave of militant strikes against crisis-ridden British capital in what became known as the ‘winter of discontent'. At its height this strike wave involved over 1.5 million workers in the largest work stoppage since the 1926 General Strike

30 years on from the 1978 lorry drivers’ strike: the same class struggle, the same attacks by the ruling class

As the article shows the 1978 strike was characterised by its wildcat beginnings and widespread solidarity. The Shell delivery drivers' strike did not start as a wildcat, but it has been characterised by expressions of solidarity from drivers in other companies...
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