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Conflict and Struggle in the Arms Industry

A Memoir of a Bristol Trade Union Activist

Bristol Radical History Festival 2023 poster, featuring a Walter Crane print
Andy Danford brings to life his experience as a worker and senior union representative in Bristol’s arms industry during the 1970s and 1980s. During these two decades, life on the shop and office floors, and the strength of workplace trade unionism, shifted dramatically, as the advent of Thatcherism marked the beginning of the sustained attack on worker and union rights which extends to this day. Against this background of change, Andy provides a rich account of the actions of rank-and-file […]

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