A photograph from the exhibition, 'Granton, Now & Then'

Leith

Great Dock Strike  -  1889

Great Dock Strike  -  Protest on the streets of Leith  -  1889

 Great Dock Strike  -  Protest on the streets of Leith  -  1889

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to the Pilton Elderly Project group that who compiled an exhibition of old photos of Granton.

 

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   Great Dock Strike  -  Protest on the streets of Leith  -  1889

 

Leith

Great Dock Strike  -  1889

The caption for this photograph in the 'Granton, Now & Then' exhibition read:

"A march during the Great Dock Strike of 1889 which drew attention to their two main claims:

 - the abolition of contract work,  a chief cause of sweated labour, and

the claim for a minimum wage of sixpence an hour,  the dockers' 'tanner'.

Ironically, the Dock Labour Board was abolished one hundred years later in 1989."

 

 

 

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