Photos Archive 1980 Steel Strike #Thatcher takes on the unions #SaveOurSteel #saveoursteelworks #StandUpForSteel @LabourHistory

December 30, 2015
Steelworkers PKT at Rotherham, steel strike 1980 © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Steelworkers PKT at Rotherham, steel strike 1980
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Consett steelworkers, threatened with cuts, march through their town in support of pay claim for 20% pay rise © NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Consett steelworkers, threatened with cuts, march through their town in support of pay claim for 20% pay rise
© NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 BSC management Bob Scholey and Ian MacGregor at press conference, London  © Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 BSC management Bob Scholey and Ian MacGregor at press conference, London
© Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 union leaders Bill Sirs ISTC, left, and Hector Smith NUB outside 10 Downing Street after talks with Thatcher Government  © NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 union leaders Bill Sirs ISTC, left, and Hector Smith NUB outside 10 Downing Street after talks with Thatcher Government
© NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Mass picket at Sheerness, Kent. Pickets speaking to a lorry driver © NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Mass picket at Sheerness, Kent. Pickets speaking to a lorry driver
© NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Pickets at Hadfields, Sheffield  © Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Pickets at Hadfields, Sheffield
© Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980  Steelworkers lobby the TUC in support of their pay claim for a 20% rise London © Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Steelworkers lobby the TUC in support of their pay claim for a 20% rise London
© Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Police block the entrance to Hadfields, Sheffield, to a mass pickets © Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Police block the entrance to Hadfields, Sheffield, to a mass pickets
© Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Picket at Ravenscraig steelworks, Motherwell, Scotland, trying to stop a lorry © NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Picket at Ravenscraig steelworks, Motherwell, Scotland, trying to stop a lorry
© NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Steelworkers lobby union delegates against 10% pay offer at TUC meeting. London © Ray Rising/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Steelworkers lobby union delegates against 10% pay offer at TUC meeting. London
© Ray Rising/reportdigital.co.uk

ISTC Steelworkers picketing British Steel Sheerness, February 1980. © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

ISTC Steelworkers picketing British Steel Sheerness, February 1980.
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Mass picket at Sheerness steelworks Kent © NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Mass picket at Sheerness steelworks Kent
© NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Police struggle with a mass picket at Sheerness Steelworks, Kent © NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Police struggle with a mass picket at Sheerness Steelworks, Kent
© NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Mass picket at Sheerness steelworks, Kent. Waiting for an ambulance for a picket injured in the clash between pickets and police © NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Mass picket at Sheerness steelworks, Kent. Waiting for an ambulance for a picket injured in the clash between pickets and police
© NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Steelworker on strike and covered with badges. Sheerness steelworks, Kent. © NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Steelworker on strike and covered with badges. Sheerness steelworks, Kent.
© NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Pickets at steel stockholders, C Roberts Steel, Rotherham © Ray Rising/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Pickets at steel stockholders, C Roberts Steel, Rotherham
© Ray Rising/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Steelworkers lobby TUC the women in the forefront London © Ray Rising/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Steelworkers lobby TUC the women in the forefront London
© Ray Rising/reportdigital.co.uk