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Dockers' march during the strike of July 1923.

Dockers' march during the strike of July 1923.
Dockers' march during the strike of July 1923.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H4985
Description: Striking dockers enter the East India Dock Road from Cotton Street during the 1923 strike. They were marching for better pay and working conditions. The employers had proposed a reduction in wages from 8s to 5s 6d for the four-hour minimum employment period. The dockers immediately went on strike, but after being out for 8 weeks were forced back to work.
Creator: Whiffin
Date: July 1923
Credit line: Tower Hamlets Local History Library Collection
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