1966 Seafarers’ Dispute Meeting June 2nd

Head Office Circular No. NP/152/16/BO

To all Branches & Regional Councils

Monday 23 May 2016

Dear Colleagues,

1966 Seafarers’ Dispute Meeting June 2nd

The 1966 seafarers’ strike was an important chapter in Britain’s labour and political history. It was the first in a series of major disputes in the second half of the last century that pitched trade unions into conflict with their employers and government.

Phil Ballard - who was on the Tilbury strike committee during the 1966 NUS strike - marks 50 years since the dispute and talks about the historic dispute and its crucial lessons for today as well as celebrating the courage, solidarity and steadfastness of all those who took part.

Please bring this circular to all member’s attention and please try and get along if you can.

Start: 7.00pm June 2nd 2016
Location: Marx Memorial Library & Workers School
37a Clerkenwell Green
United Kingdom

Yours sincerely

Mick Cash
General Secretary