Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Right to Strike$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

K. D. Ewing

Print publication date: 1991

Print ISBN-13: 9780198254393

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254393.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 13 November 2019

Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) [1] Introduction
Source:
The Right to Strike
Author(s):

K. D. Ewing

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254393.003.0001

This study considers the position of the individual worker who engages in a strike or industrial action, described as one of the fundamental human liberties protected by international law. This chapter gives a background of the study by presenting an account of the strike at Wapping on 24 January 1984. The employers there responded to the strike by dismissing some 5,500 workers. The Wapping dispute clearly demonstrated the powerlessness of workers faced with an aggressive management determined to introduce change into the workplace. It highlighted a central weakness of British labour law where a strike or other forms of industrial action is a breach of contract by the workers involved.

Keywords:   Wapping, News International, Rupert Murdoch, 24 January 1984, strike

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .