Wednesday, 21 January 2009

well as a print worker's daughter I had to put this on

EASTSIDE COMMUNITY HERITAGE in partnership with TOYNBEE HALL:
Do you remember the Wapping Dispute?
Share memories of the 1986 – 87 strike against the sacking of over 5,000 print workers by News International. The strike was pivotal for both the printing industry and the British union movement. The event will provide a chance for discussion around what lessons can be learnt and in what ways we should remember the dispute.
Were you a print worker, a News International employee, a trade unionist, a demonstrator or a resident of Wap ping?
Do you remember the days of Fortress Wapping or do you want to find out more?
Thursday the 26th of February 2009 from 6.30 – 8pm in the Lecture Hall at Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 6LS. Close to Aldgate East underground station.
Speakers include:
Andy Walpole giving a historical introduction
Jeremy Corbyn MP speaking about his memories of the dispute
Former Print Workers sharing their memories
If you were involved in the dispute either as a striker, supporter, local resident or unionist and would like to share your memories on the night please contact Rosa Vilbr on 0207 538 4545 or rosa@ech.org.uk office@ech.org.uk

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