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The grip of international brotherhood.
|The grip of international brotherhood.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: H5310|
|Description: The crisis of the 1889 strike was reached at the beginning of September and without more money it seemed that the strike could not continue. Then, out of the blue, money began to pour in from Australia. Donations were sent by the wharf labourers of Brisbane and then by almost every Australian trade union. About £30,000 in all was sent. The money ensured that the dockers could hold out and made the dock companies more disposed to negotiate. Thanks to the Australian donation, the dock strike ended in victory after both sides agreed a settlement at the Mansion House talks.|
|Credit line: People's History Museum, Manchester|