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The Wapping Dispute

The Wapping dispute was a year long strike from 1986-1987. The strike followed the
dismissal of over 5,000 workers from News International, when Rupert Murdoch moved
The Sun, The Times, The News of the World and The Sunday Times newspapers from Fleet
Street and Grays Inn Road to Wapping. It was an official strike called by the National
Graphical Association (NGA), National Union of Journalists (NUJ), Society of Graphical and
Allied Trades (SOGAT) and the Amalgamated Engineering Union (AEU). The unions were
defeated in 1987. With the implementation of trade union legislation the strike changed the
way unions operated.

Here is a collection of interview clips from people on all sides of the dispute.

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John Lang was Sogat clerical branch and was an active organiser during the dispute. Here he talks about rumours on the picket line.


Phil Maxwell is a photographer and was a Labour councillor in Tower Hamlets during the strike. Here he talks about the 'Wapping Wedding'.

Click here to visit Phil’s site.

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A policeman talks about violence in the crowd.

“The British public were great, but they didn’t run the law..”

Baroness Dean was General secretary of the Sogat union during the wapping dispute, in this clip she discusses Margaret Thatcher’s Employment Laws, which led to sequestration of Sogat funds.

Brenda Dean is a life peer her title is Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, of Eccles, she is also Chair of the Covent Garden Market Authority.

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“The Wapping cough”

Charles Rae was industrial correspondent for the Sun newspaper before and during the wapping dispute, later he was royal correspondent. In this clip he explains what “The Wapping cough” means and News International Journalists first day at Wapping when the strike began.

Charles Rae currently works as a freelance journalist and is semi-retired.

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