22/01/1979 UK paralyzed with "day of action", biggest strike since 1926
Public Workers Strike-1979
Charing Cross Hospital Strike-1979
Jim Callaghan Press Conference 1979
Dustmens Dispute-February 1979
Public sector strike was the first of a series of strikes. They are demanding a £60 minimum wage for manual workers and a 35-hour week. This is the beginning of "the winter of discontent". The strikes continued until 14 February, when the government sealed an uneasy pact with the unions.
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