Liverpool dockers dispute

The Dead End of 'Charter' Politics

Subversion on "People's Charter for Social Justice", launched originally by the Merseyside Port Shop Stewards Committee.

The dockers are not going away

Article from January 1997 in Subversion

Merseyside Dockers Report #7

The second dockers' article from Subversion #19 - includes a discussion of the role of the trade unions in the dispute.

Merseyside Dockers Report #6

The first of two articles in Subversion #19 about the Merseyside Dockers - includes details efforts to establish international contacts and solidarity.

Interview: Bob Ritchie, former Liverpool dockworker - Black Flag

At the recent Social Justice March in London, we took the opportunity to talk to Bob Ritchie, former Liverpool dockworker, about the War on the Wharfies and any lessons to be drawn from it.

From Black Flag #214 1998.

Mersey dockers reject surrender

An article about the Liverpool dockers dispute. Originally appeared in the Industrial Worker #1607 (December 1997)

Worldwide labor solidarity: the bosses worst nightmare

An article about the Pacific Maritime Association's attempt to identify those who picketed and refused to unload a ship in solidarity with locked-out Liverpool dockers. Originally appeared in the Industrial Worker (October 1998).

Dockers (Drama)

Feature-length drama depicting the struggles of a small group of Liverpool dockers. Written by working dockers, with the help of screenwriter Jimmy McGovern and novelist Irvine Welsh.

There’s no justice, just us! Subversion

Dockers and Reclaim the Streets vs police, London 1996

The March for Social Justice in London, supporting the Liverpool Dockers, saw another explosion of violence against the police. In opposition to those who say the rioters 'spoilt things', we published There’s No Justice, Just Us!. From Subversion #22 (1997)

Reclaiming the future

The same correspondents report of events of the weekend of 28 - 30th September 1996, which saw Reclaim the Streets activists going to Liverpool to support the dockers. From Subversion #20 (1996)