March 11th, 2024.

Wapping; the Workers’ Story is a film depicting a pivotal time in printing and industrial history and is to be shown at the Hillcrest Community Centre in Newhaven  later this month.

In 1986, Rupert Murdoch introduced new technology, moving all News International publications to Wapping in London’s docklands. Wapping – the Workers’ Story, tells of the long running fight by members of the print unions in their attempt to save more than 6,000 jobs.

“It was known as the battle of Wapping. Workers fighting for their jobs showed huge fortitude and tenacity in a dispute that lasted a year,” said Bill Ball, Secretary of Lewes Trades Union Council, which is showing the film.

The film will be followed by questions and answers with audience discussion led by Paul King and Ann Field. Paul is veteran of the Wapping action and delegate to Lewes Trades Council. Ann Field is a former national women’s officer for print unions.

Film: Wapping; the Workers’ Story

Date: Sunday 24th March - time: 2.00pm

Venue: The Hillcrest Community Centre, Bay Vue Road, Newhaven BN9 9LH

Entry:  Free of charge

For further information email ltucbill@gmail.com
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