News International dispute, 1986

In January 1986, the News International Group owned by Rupert Murdoch, sacked 5,500 workers for refusing to sign new working arrangements which included moving his printing works from Fleet Street to Wapping in East London. This poster shows Eric Butler, who was sacked after 16 years as a journalist on 'The Sun' newspaper. The print unions called for a boycott of 'The Sun', 'News of the World', 'The Times' and 'The Sunday Times'. The dispute went on for over a year and there were several violent confrontations with police on the picket line. The unions finally withdrew from the dispute in February 1987.

Title News International dispute, 1986
Maker Trades Union Congress
Production Date 1986
Format Poster
Copyright Unite - the Union
Holding Institution TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University
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News International dispute, 1986