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- Liverpool Dockers Reject ‘final’
- By Robert Taylor, Financial Times, 21
December 1996. Dockers insist on getting their old jobs
- Mersey dockers—Ron Dellums writes to
- 22 April 1997. ‘It seems incredible to me that 500
dockers were fired for honoring a picket line.’
- ILWU Conference supports Liverpool
- 22 April 1997. The two resolutions of support.
- Dockers defeat TGWU Executive
- A LaborNet Report, 8 July 1997. TGWU Executive Statement
on the Liverpool docks is defeated by Conference on a show
- General Executive Council Chair rules out
debate on Liverpool motions
- LabourNet report by Greg Dropkin, 7 December 1997. The
elected TGWU General Executive Council on 1 December ruled
out a reckoning of the union's conduct of the Liverpool
docks dispute when the Chair ruled that there would be no
debate on the motions, and a challenge was heavily
- The T&GWU General Secretary's View,
- LabourNet interview with Terry Teague, international
co-ordinator for the Merseyside Port Shop Stewards, 14
January 1998 [Most documents hostile to the TGWU are from
LabourNet, not the dockers].
- Liverpool dockers dispute is over
- Letter from Jim Nolan to supporters, 26 January 1998.
- The Flame That Lit the World; Liverpool
Dockers End Dispute
- Statement by the Liverpool Dockers Victory Defense
Commitee, Oakland/San Francisco, January 28, 1998.
- When you are a Liverpool docker, it never
rains but it pours
- By playwrite Jimmy McGovern, The Observer
Review, 1 February 1998. Critical of Bill Morris,
- Yellow Pages, yellow wages—in our
- By Mark Steel, The Guardian, 2 February
1998. A critique of TGWU policy.
- Exchange of letters in The
- By John Pilger and Bill Morris, 2 February 1998. The
Meyseyside dockers vs. the TGWU.
- A Debate between Bill Morris, General
Secretary of the TGWU, and Greg Dropkin of LabourNet regarding
- A letter from Bill Morris replying to an article in
The Guardian by Mark Steel, 6 February 1998,
and a rebuttal, ‘Democracy and the Union,’ by
Greg Dropkin of LaborNet.
- Resolution on Liverpool Dockers
- By the International Transport Workers& Federation,
ITF Worldwide Inspectors& Seminar, London, 9–13
February 1998. Meeting of 100 ITF Inspectors from over 40
countries in 5 continents.
- Liverpool dockers letter to their
- 23 February 1998.
- A Question for the T&GWU
- LabourNet reacts to a Dart article, 5 March
1998. The relation of the TGWU and Drake casual workers used
- An appeal to the Western Hemisphre
- From the Liverpool Dockers: Defend the ILO Conventions! 28
March 1998. Three documents: (1) the Appeal in Defense of
ILO Conventions, (2) the Introduction to the Application to
the ILO Committee on Experts, and (3) John Hendy&s
Application to the ILO Committee on Experts.
- Labour sells it's shares in Mersey Docks
& Harbour Company
- By Jack Hughes, Tribune, 2 April 1998. Labour
sells its 14% shareholding in Mersey Docks & Harbour
Company. Shop stewards were hopeful that the Labour
government would use its stake in the company to push for
their reinstatement. However, Labour remained neutral on the
matter. The only losers from the deal appear to be the 500
dockers for refusing to cross a picket line.
- The Aftermath of Liverpool—Where was
- An Interview with Liverpool Dock Striker Mike Carden by
David Bacon, 15 November 1998.