Tuesday, November 21, 2017

COME TO PENTONVILLE 5 EVENT DECEMBER 1st

(Picture of former Newham Labour Councillor & Civic Mayor, Vic Turner after his release from prison)

CELEBRATE A GREAT WORKING CLASS VICTORY
APPLY ITS LESSONS TODAY TO FIGHT THE ATTACK

ON TRADE UNIONS

FRIDAY DECEMBER 1ST 2017 18.00
EAST HAM  WORKING MEN’S CLUB
2 BOLEYN ROAD * LONDON E6 1QE
Nearest tube – Upton Park
Buses 5, 58, 115, 147

SPEAKERS INCLUDE
LEN MCCLUSKEY UNITE GS
ANN FIELD, KEN LOACH
PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS * BAR * REFRESHMENTS

In the blazing hot July of 1972, 5 London dockers were jailed in Pentonville prison. They had picketed in defiance of Tory anti-union laws. This led to a wave of unofficial industrial action and protest involving hundreds of thousands of workers sweeping the country forcing the release of the 5 within a week.
It was a massive working class victory – part of a wave of actions during the early 1970s including factory occupations, work-ins like Upper Clyde Shipbuilders, Briant printers and Fakenham women. A long battle against anti-union laws was underway. There were epic miners strikes in 72 & 74.  In Ireland 72 saw Bloody Sunday in Derry.

This event celebrates this great victory but also looks at the lessons for our battle today against anti-union laws and rampant capitalism. Pentonville stands in the list of historic victories from Tolpuddle onwards.

Join us for this historic celebration and find out about our history and our future.
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