Ref No33786
Alt Ref No33786
Artist or CreatorNicholas Garland
Title or Caption[no caption]
Extent1 item
Published bySunday Telegraph
Date13 Jan 1980
Embedded text or transcriptSteel Strike Bill Sirs RAINBOW. The old legend is that if one reaches the spot where
a rainbow touches the earth and digs there one will be sure to find a pot of gold, hence
visionaries, wool-gatherers, day-dreamers etc., are sometimes called RAINBOW CHASERS because of
their habit of hoping for impossible things. (Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable)
Person DepictedMurray; Len (1922-2004)
Sirs; William
NotesImage 1: See 33786 for published cartoon 66 / 8 1/4" / ST Leader Page / Caption NOT to be
included / Not in scrapbook News: Steel unions harden line as Acas talks falter - Attempts to
find a basis for re-opening negotiations in the national steel strike met with little success as
attitudes of the striking unions hardened. The Advisory and Conciliation and Arbitration Service,
at separate meetings, heard the views of the General and Municipal Workers Union GMWU and the
Transport and General Workers Union TGWU. While the meetings were taking place in London William
Sirs, General Secretary of the Iron and Steel Trades Confederation said in Middlesborough that he
thought the steel workers would be striking for at least another month. Although the men had been
prepared to accept about 13 per cent "now thy are talking about 20 per cent". [The Times 13/1/80]
Image 2: See NG1988 for original artwork and cataloguing
SubjectsBritish Steel Corporation
industrial production
pay disputes
Hand tools
Natural phenomena
Trades unions
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Relates to cartoonNG1988

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