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Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Wapping Dispute - New Online Archive‏

The News International dispute in 1986-87 was a turning point in the history of the British press. The sacking of virtually an entire workforce by the owner Rupert Murdoch introduced the age of corporate control that today determines what people are told about the world by the professional media. 5500 workers were sacked in a ruthlessly planned union busting exercise aided and abetted by the right wing EETPU union. An online archive of the dispute is now available including audio interviews with strikers, documents and photographs: