Class Struggle, film from the Clyde
Cinema Action*, Scotland, 16mm film/DVD 1977, English, 74 mins.
The jobs of one in every two workers in the British shipyards are now in danger. One million men, women and children living in the most depressed areas of Britain depend for their food they eat and the clothes they wear on the work provided by the ship building industry.
Class Struggle made with shipyard workers during occupation and work-in the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders from July 1971 to October 1972. The Yards were occupied and managed by a joint shop stewards’ committee after the government announced the decision to liquidate the company. The film includes footage from the ‘inside’ of organising, work, discussions, high-level negotiations, relations between the shop stewards and union officials and dealings with the press. Music by 7:84 and The Laggan
*Cinema action was a London-based collective which produced ‘socialist campaign films’ between 1968-1981.
Ajay T.H .India, Hindu/English EST, 15 mins.
Campaign documentary. About the struggle by casual employees of ACC Cement Plant in Jamul, Central India to obtain conditions similar to those of permanent employees. An important story as there is a huge difference in pay and conditions between regular and irregular workers in India and almost no trades unions. It will represent irregular workers. The Chhattisgarh Mukti
The 1997 UPS StrikeLabour Film 9 mins
In 1997, UPS Teamsters won a stunning victory at Big Brown--the biggest victory for labour in the last twenty years. Find out how UPS Teamsters made UPS deliver 10,000 full-time jobs and record pension increases.Discussion to follow film show
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