Strike

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DateCountryDetail
10/03/1956
Cyprus Greek Cypriots demonstrate and strike after Britain arrests and deports Archbishop Makarios
08/03/1971
United Kingdom British postal workers go back to work after seven weeks on strike.
09/01/1972
United Kingdom Coal miners walk out at midnight in their first national strike for almost 50 years.
16/02/1972
United Kingdom Many homes and businesses will be without electricity for up to nine hours a day from today, the Central Electricity Generating Board has announced.
10/01/1974
United Kingdom UK Train drivers strike cripples rail services
06/03/1974
United Kingdom UK coal workers bring an end to a 16 week dispute following a pay increase of over 30%.
02/01/1980
United Kingdom The first UK national steel strike since 1926 begins
09/04/1984
United Kingdom About 100 pickets are arrested during violent clashes with police outside two working coal pits in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
12/04/1984
United Kingdom Arthur Scargill, leader of the miners' union the NUM, will not allow a national ballot to take place on whether to stop the strike.
03/03/1985
United Kingdom Miners leaders vote to end the longest-running industrial dispute in Britain without any peace deal over pit closures
15/02/1986
United Kingdom Eight police officers are injured in the worst outbreak of violence yet outside the News International printing plant in Wapping, east London.
03/02/1988
United Kingdom Nurses across the UK take part in a day of industrial action to secure more money for themselves and the NHS.
04/02/1988
United Kingdom Thousands of seamen at major British ports continue to strike even though their union has called an end to the action.
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