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1980: Poland mass strikes - Henri Simon

Strike in the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk. 1980. Photo by T. Michalak.

Henri Simon's account of the successful strike wave which swept Poland in the summer of 1980 when the government raised the price of meat.

Struggles in the Spanish shipyards re-ignite - reports from September and October 2004

This is a blow by blow account of the shipyard workers revolt in Spain in the Autumn of 2004. The revolt was in response to the Spanish state declaring that half the shipyards were to be privatised.

Puerto Real in flames-Industrial action at shipyards in Spain, February & March 2004

This is a series of on the spot action reports, from the strike in the Puerto Real (Cadiz) shipyards in early 2004, Which erupted into fierce fighting with the police and spread to other industries with wide spread support and involvement of the local community.

Those who defend their rights: they do not make violence- Interview with a member of the union branch of CNT in the Shipyard of Seville

This an interview with a CNT member working in the shipyard of Seville in March 2004. At a time when there was an attempt to close many of the shipyards in Spain, which met fierce resistance from the workers and thier local communities.

Liverpool dockers strike photo gallery, 1995

Photographs from the Mersey docks dispute of 1995-6.

Dover port workers to resume strike action this Thursday

Workers at Dover port are to launch a three day strike from Thursday.

Angolan dockers set to strike over wages

Workers at Angola's second biggest port of Lobito have scheduled a strike for Saturday to protest against low wages.

1970-71: Uprising in Poland

A short history of the 1970-71 uprising by workers in Poland which saw strikes and occupations at workplaces across the country. Although suffering savage repression, the uprising forced the government to back down over plans to increase prices of basic consumer goods.

General strike over prices brings Belgium to a halt

A nationwide strike against rising prices disrupted transport, retailing and manufacturing across Belgium on Monday.

Anarcho-syndicalism in Puerto Real: From shipyard resistance to community control

Striking shipyard workers fight with police, Puerto Real 1987

An account of resistance to shipyard closures in Puerto Real, Spain, that lead to community wide involvement, with the anarcho-syndicalist union CNT playing both a prominent and decisive role.