Strike

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20080920

1/6. The miners' strike of 1984/85 was one of the biggest acts of industrial action since the general strike of 1926. Colin Blane meets former Midlothian strike leader, David Hamilton MP and hears how a way of life was set to change forever.

20080923

2/4. Despite violent confrontations elsewhere, the riot shields were never used in Scotland during the miner's strike of 1984 to 1985. Tom Wood, retired Deputy Chief Constable of Lothian and Borders Police, tells Colin Blane how private sympathies with the miners led to a completely different method of policing the strike.

20080927

2/4. Despite violent confrontations elsewhere, the riot shields were never used in Scotland during the miner's strike of 1984 to 1985. Tom Wood, retired Deputy Chief Constable of Lothian and Borders Police, tells Colin Blane how private sympathies with the miners led to a completely different method of policing the strike.

20080927

2/4. Despite violent confrontations elsewhere, the riot shields were never used in Scotland during the miner's strike of 1984 to 1985. Tom Wood, retired Deputy Chief Constable of Lothian and Borders Police, tells Colin Blane how private sympathies with the miners led to a completely different method of policing the strike.

2/4. Despite violent confrontations elsewhere, the riot shields were never used in Scotland during the miner's strike of 1984 to 1985. Tom Wood, retired Deputy Chief Constable of Lothian and Borders Police, tells Colin Blane how private sympathies with the miners led to a completely different method of policing the strike.

20080930

3/6. In 1971, Clydeside shipbuilders made history by taking their future into their own hands and staging the USC work-in. Colin Blane meets Jimmy Reid, whose plan it was, and hears how not only did it save their jobs, but caught the imagination of the world.

20080930

3/6. In 1971, Clydeside shipbuilders made history by taking their future into their own hands and staging the USC work-in. Colin Blane meets Jimmy Reid, whose plan it was, and hears how not only did it save their jobs, but caught the imagination of the world.

3/6. In 1971, Clydeside shipbuilders made history by taking their future into their own hands and staging the USC work-in. Colin Blane meets Jimmy Reid, whose plan it was, and hears how not only did it save their jobs, but caught the imagination of the world.

20081004

3/6. In 1971, Clydeside shipbuilders made history by taking their future into their own hands and staging the USC work-in. Colin Blane meets Jimmy Reid, whose plan it was, and hears how not only did it save their jobs, but caught the imagination of the world.

20081004

3/6. In 1971, Clydeside shipbuilders made history by taking their future into their own hands and staging the USC work-in. Colin Blane meets Jimmy Reid, whose plan it was, and hears how not only did it save their jobs, but caught the imagination of the world.

3/6. In 1971, Clydeside shipbuilders made history by taking their future into their own hands and staging the USC work-in. Colin Blane meets Jimmy Reid, whose plan it was, and hears how not only did it save their jobs, but caught the imagination of the world.

20081007

4/6. In February 1981, the largely female workforce at the Lee Jeans factory in Greenock began a sit-in to protest against the the factory's closure.

Colin Blane meets former shop steward Helen Monaghan and hears about the hardship, heartache and humour the workers experienced while spending seven long months living in the factory, fighting for their jobs.

20081007

4/6. In February 1981, the largely female workforce at the Lee Jeans factory in Greenock began a sit-in to protest against the the factory's closure.

Colin Blane meets former shop steward Helen Monaghan and hears about the hardship, heartache and humour the workers experienced while spending seven long months living in the factory, fighting for their jobs.

4/6. In February 1981, the largely female workforce at the Lee Jeans factory in Greenock began a sit-in to protest against the the factory's closure.

Colin Blane meets former shop steward Helen Monaghan and hears about the hardship, heartache and humour the workers experienced while spending seven long months living in the factory, fighting for their jobs.

20081011

4/6. In February 1981, the largely female workforce at the Lee Jeans factory in Greenock began a sit-in to protest against the the factory's closure.

Colin Blane meets former shop steward Helen Monaghan and hears about the hardship, heartache and humour the workers experienced while spending seven long months living in the factory, fighting for their jobs.

20081011

4/6. In February 1981, the largely female workforce at the Lee Jeans factory in Greenock began a sit-in to protest against the the factory's closure.

Colin Blane meets former shop steward Helen Monaghan and hears about the hardship, heartache and humour the workers experienced while spending seven long months living in the factory, fighting for their jobs.

4/6. In February 1981, the largely female workforce at the Lee Jeans factory in Greenock began a sit-in to protest against the the factory's closure.

Colin Blane meets former shop steward Helen Monaghan and hears about the hardship, heartache and humour the workers experienced while spending seven long months living in the factory, fighting for their jobs.

20081014

5/6. The 1993 Timex strike in Dundee was one of the country's most bitter industrial disputes and, even today, feelings still run high. Colin Blane hears how those involved were affected and asks whether the unrest was worth it.

20081018

5/6. The 1993 Timex strike in Dundee was one of the country's most bitter industrial disputes and, even today, feelings still run high. Colin Blane hears how those involved were affected and asks whether the unrest was worth it.

20081021

6/6. Buoyed by strong trade unions and loyalty to socialism, Scotland has a long history of industrial disputes and strikes. Having reported on many of them, Colin Blane now talks to those who manned the picket lines.

20081025

6/6. Buoyed by strong trade unions and loyalty to socialism, Scotland has a long history of industrial disputes and strikes. Having reported on many of them, Colin Blane now talks to those who manned the picket lines.

20081025

6/6. Buoyed by strong trade unions and loyalty to socialism, Scotland has a long history of industrial disputes and strikes. Having reported on many of them, Colin Blane now talks to those who manned the picket lines.

6/6. Buoyed by strong trade unions and loyalty to socialism, Scotland has a long history of industrial disputes and strikes. Having reported on many of them, Colin Blane now talks to those who manned the picket lines.

012008091620080920

The miners' strike of 1984/85 was one of the biggest acts of industrial action since the general strike of 1926. Colin Blane meets former Midlothian strike leader, David Hamilton MP and hears how a way of life was set to change forever.

012008091620080920

The miners' strike of 1984/85 was one of the biggest acts of industrial action since the general strike of 1926. Colin Blane meets former Midlothian strike leader, David Hamilton MP and hears how a way of life was set to change forever.

0220080923

Despite violent confrontations elsewhere, the riot shields were never used in Scotland during the miner's strike of 1984 to 1985. Tom Wood, retired Deputy Chief Constable of Lothian and Borders Police, tells Colin Blane how private sympathies with the miners led to a completely different method of policing the strike.

0220080923

Despite violent confrontations elsewhere, the riot shields were never used in Scotland during the miner's strike of 1984 to 1985. Tom Wood, retired Deputy Chief Constable of Lothian and Borders Police, tells Colin Blane how private sympathies with the miners led to a completely different method of policing the strike.

052008101420081018

The 1993 Timex strike in Dundee was one of the country's most bitter industrial disputes and, even today, feelings still run high. Colin Blane hears how those involved were affected and asks whether the unrest was worth it.

052008101420081018

The 1993 Timex strike in Dundee was one of the country's most bitter industrial disputes and, even today, feelings still run high. Colin Blane hears how those involved were affected and asks whether the unrest was worth it.

06 LAST20081021

Buoyed by strong trade unions and loyalty to socialism, Scotland has a long history of industrial disputes and strikes. Having reported on many of them, Colin Blane now talks to those who manned the picket lines.

06 LAST20081021

Buoyed by strong trade unions and loyalty to socialism, Scotland has a long history of industrial disputes and strikes. Having reported on many of them, Colin Blane now talks to those who manned the picket lines.