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Picket line

Picket lineCross our picket line and feel what it was like to be out on strike. In the 1980s there was a wave of strikes across the country as Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government clashed with the unions. The most bitter of these was the Miners’ Strike of 1984-1985 which divides opinion.

You may hear the word scab being shouted when you cross our picket line and this is what strike-breakers who crossed the picket line and continued to work despite the ongoing strike were called.