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Artist or CreatorEmmwood [John Musgrave-Wood]
Title or Caption"That's agreed then,
brothers, we call for a strike against Fords of Swansea, putting our jobs in jeopardy by
going on strike!"
Extent1 item
Published byDaily Mail
Date17 Feb 1970
Embedded text or transcriptFords Dagenham Notices Extraordinary Meeting of Shop Stewards to-day 11 a.m. Tea
Box Shop Steward Private
Person DepictedFeather; Vic
NotesTalks collapsed at successive mass meetings when the men voted to accept Ford's
pay offer. At only one plant, the Swansea axle-manufacturing centre, did the vote go in
favour of strike action. News: 17 Feb: Ford's main assembly plants at Dagenham, Halewood
and Langley were threatened with closure with 20,000 men laid off unless the Swansea
strikers returned to work within the next forty-eight hours. In spite of its labour force
only being 1,500 Swansea produces every axle used by the company and only two days worth of
stock are held at the other plants.
SubjectsFord Motor Company
Shop Stewards
Trades unions
car workers
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
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