The story of the dockers" strike [1889]

told by two East Londoners by H. Llewellyn Smith

Publisher: Cedric Chivers Ltd in Bath

Written in English
Published: Pages: 190 Downloads: 984
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First published London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1889.

Statement[by] H. Llewellyn Smith and Vaughan Nash ; with an introduction by Sydney Buxton.
ContributionsNash, Vaughan.
The Physical Object
Pagination190p. ;
Number of Pages190
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18225392M

Dockers have been on unofficial strike for a week after the imprisonment of five shop stewards for contempt of the Industrial Relations Court. E-mail this story to a friend: Watch/Listen: No cargo will be handled by the country's 42, registered dockers. When I obtained this book I was quite excited by its large format presentation and many period illustrations. The book provides a history of the London dock strike of which closely followed the successful `Matchgirls' strike at Bryant and May, and the equally successful strike, led by Will Thorne, for an eight-hour day at the Beckton Gas s: 2. In the late nineteenth century matches were made using sticks of poplar or Canadian pine wood, twice the length of the finished product. These were secured into frames holding approximately 4, Both ends of the sticks were dipped into sulphur and then into a composition of white phosphorus, potassium chlorate, antimony sulphide, powdered glass and colouring. Trade unionist, Labour MP and chairman of the National Dock Labour Board. Ammon resigned from his various government positions after his controversial role in the dock strike of and was replaced as chairman of the NDLB in There are letters received about the strike (including from Clement Attlee), press cuttings.

This year marks the th anniversary of the London Dock Strike. While this strike was preceded by others which showed of a new spirit of revolt amongst the unskilled, including the match-girls strike and the unionisation of London gasworkers, the dockers’ strike had more of an impact due to the numbers involved. As in the Dock Strike, daily street processions led by brass bands were organised and John Burns, Tom Mann and Ben Tillett spoke at their meetings. £ was donated from the residue of the Dockers Strike Fund. Leaflets were printed in English and Yiddish and by September, 10, workers were on strike. The shape-up was abolished in London in , in the aftermath of the great dockers’ strike there, but was still in place in in New York, also San Francisco, where the shippers insisted conditions demanded it. Profits depended, they explained, on the fast .   Steinbeck’s novel, set during the Great Depression, is the story of two Communists who travel to Central California, hoping to convince a group of disgruntled apple pickers to strike.

London dock labourers' strike, Scenes along the strikers' procession. Among the aims of the strike was the establishment of a minimum wage of 6d (p) per hour, but it failed. From The Illustrated London News, 7 September (Photo by Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images).

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The dock strike provides a classic case of mass unionism springing directly from mass strike action, and possessing as a consequence an inherent instability. The fact that the direct impact of the great strike was largely confined to the waterfront meant that its contribution to the expansion of unionism was of a rather impermanent : John Lovell.

1 The Great Dock Strike of CONTENTS Foreword 2 Introduction 3 Chapter one: London’s East End slums 5 Chapter two: Dock work 11 Chapter three: Unions for the unskilled 19 Chapter four: Socialism in the s 23 Chapter five: Matchwomen and gas workers show the way 25 Chapter six: The strike leaders 33 Chapter seven: The dockers’ tanner 39 Chapter eight: Magnificent international.

The story of the dockers' strike told by two East Londoners. London: T.F. Unwin. MLA Citation. Smith, H. Llewellyn. and Buxton, Sydney. and Nash, Vaughan. The story of the dockers' strike [electronic resource]: told by two East Londoners / H. Llewellyn Smith and Vaughan Nash ; with an introduction by Sydney Buxton T.F.

Unwin London   In the summer ofthe Great Dock Strike brought London's East End to a standstill. The East London News complained that "coal men; match. The story of the dockers' strike.

Bath: C. Chivers Ltd. MLA Citation. Smith, H. Llewellyn. and Nash, Vaughan. The story of the dockers' strike [electronic resource] / told by two East Londoners, H. Llewellyn Smith and Vaughan Nash ; with an introduction by Sydney Buxton C.

Chivers Ltd Bath Australian/Harvard Citation. Smith, H. Llewellyn. THE GREAT DOCK STRIKE THE STORY OF THE LABOUR MOVEMENT'S FIRST GREAT VICTORY by Terry McCarthy and a great selection of related books, art. Buy THE STORY OF THE DOCKERS' STRIKE, by H Llewellyn & Nash, Vaughan Smith (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Vaughan Smith, H Llewellyn & Nash. The Great Dock Strike is widely acknowledged as a key event in the development of the modern trade union and labour movement in this country. Following on from earlier strikes by match girls and gasworkers, the dock strike signalled a remarkable new era of leadership and organisation in the working classes, contributing to, among other things.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Smith, H. Llewellyn (Hubert Llewellyn), Story of the dockers' strike. New York: Garland,   In Julyfourteen hundred women and girls employed by the matchmakers Bryant and May walked out of their East End factory and into the history books.

Louise Raw gives us a challenging new interpretation of events proving that the women themselves, not celebrity socialists like Annie Besant, began it. She provides unequivocal evidence to show that the matchwomen greatly influenced the Dock 4/5(1).

London Dock Strike, (), influential strike by workers in the Port of London that won them the famous “dockers’ tanner” (a pay rate of sixpence per hour) and revitalized the British Trades Union movement. Following a minor dispute at the South-West India Dock (Aug.

13, ), labour activists Ben Tillett, Tom Mann, and John Burns announced (August 19) the formation of a dockers’ union. The Liverpool Dock Strike of - Volume 18 Issue 1.

The strike of stevedores and dock labourers in the Port of London in has come to symbolise that ferment and upsurge of labour activity, in favour of combined action, which found expression in the “new unionism”.

The Silvertown strike took place at the works founded by Samuel Winkworth Silver in Originally the works made rain-proof clothing using rubber, but by it was the centre of one of the most important high-tech industries in Britain.

Silver’s was the company which pioneered laying underwater telegraph cables that spanned the world. Smith, and Nash, The Story of the Dockers' Strike, p.

Hinton also asserts that “it was the leadership and organising ability of the Socialists that ensured the victory” in the dock strike, Hinton, Labour and Socialism, p. The London Dock strike was an industrial dispute involving dock workers in the Port of broke out on 14 Augustand resulted in a victory for thestrikers and established strong trade unions amongst London dockers, one of which became the nationally important Dock, Wharf, Riverside and General Labourers' strike is widely considered a milestone in the.

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Story of the dockers' strike told by two East Londoners. London: T. Fisher Unwin, [?] (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Herbert Llewellyn Smith, Sir; Vaughan Nash.

The newsboys' strike of was a U.S. youth-led campaign to force change in the way that Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst's newspapers compensated their force of newsboys or newspaper strikers demonstrated across the city for several days, effectively stopping circulation of the two papers, along with the news distribution for many New England cities.

The Dock Strike of began after a disagreement arose over the amount of ‘plus’ payment due to dockers who unloaded the ‘Lady Armstrong’, a cargo ship in the West India Dock.

This payment was a bonus was awarded for completing work quickly, however in order to attract more ships to the dock, the normal rate had been decreased. After the successful strike, the dockers formed a new General Labourers' Union.

Tillett was elected General Secretary and Tom Mann became the union's first President. In London alone, nea men joined this new union. The success of the Dockers' Strike was a. This is the story of the Great London dock strike of and the successful fight for the “docker’s tanner”.

By the late s, the trade union movement had become, if not quite a part of the Liberal establishment, then at least a respectable body whose existence would do little to put the fear of insurrection into the authorities. The strike spread to the East India Dock, and the Port of London was brought to a standstill.

The dockers' marches through the City, stage-managed by Burns and made spectacular by the banners and emblems and totem poles crowned with stinking fish-heads and rotting onions - current samples of the dockers' diet - went from strength to strength. The Great Dock Strike of Introduction: The situation on the eve of the strike: The spark: The strike spreads: Mobilizing support: Hardship: Australia to the rescue: The Mansion House Committee: Effects of the strike: Send this story to a friend: Printer-friendly version: View this story in pictures: Hardship: Women during the strike.

The Dockers' Strike was a turning-point in the history of trade unionism. Over the next few years a large number of unskilled workers joined trade unions. Between and membership of trade unions increased from 1, to over 2, John Tenniel, commented on the Dock Strike in Punch Magazine (14th September, ).

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The Great Dock Strike of in London is remembered as the foundation of the modern trade union movement. It was led by social democrats like Ben Tillett and future member of the Liberal cabinet John Burns, and by the future syndicalist and Communist Tom Mann.

View this story in pictures The first major eruption of unrest came with the Great Dock Strike of It took place against the background of growing trade unionism among unskilled workers and discontent at the wretched living conditions of dockers and their families. At the root of this was the casual nature of dock labour, organised via.

In a strike by London dock workers politicised the workforce in Britain and eventually led to the formation of one of the country's main political parties. Sunday 17 August pm – Cardinal Manning and the Dockers’ Tanner led by Tony McDonnell – meet at Aldgate East Station, Exit 2. Explore the streets of the old East End and hear the extraordinary story of the Dockers Strike and the role in its resolution of Cardinal Henry Manning, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster.The book is published to coincide with the centenary celebrations of the Transport and General Workers' Union, which traces its origins to the foundation of the Dockers' Union during the Strike.

It will be of great interest to all trade unionists and will make absorbing reading .