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August 4, 1919

Half of the police force in Liverpool, England, who had gone out on strike following the government’s ban on their union (the National Union of Police and Prison Officers), are replaced by scabs. Every single man who had gone out on strike was fired, lost their pension, and no one was reinstated.

June 14, 1911

ImageTransport workers on strike in Liverpool over wages, hours, and union recognition, call for a general strike when the employers’ Shipping Federation refuses to negotiate with the unions affiliated with the Transport Workers Federation.  The strike was a success and within weeks the workers’ demands were met, inspiring a wave of similarly successful strikes by other industries in the city over the following months.

September 28, 1995


Dockworkers who refuse to cross a picket line are locked out and fired by their employer, the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company in Liverpool.  Their struggle for reinstatement lasted over two years.

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