Strike Breaking in Essex : the Policing of Wivenhoe and the Essex Ports during the 1984 miners strike

By Moira Abdel-Rahim, Canary Press with the assistance of Colchester Miners Support Group and Colchester Trades Council, [1985?], 121pp, (Essex County Libraries E.331.892822)

Summary by Pat Marsden

Strike Breaking In Essex reports on the policing of the miners picket lines at the Essex ports from the beginning of April to the end of September 1984. Based on interviews and first hand experience of the picket lines, it refers not only to the role of the police but to the attitude of the Essex Police Authority and the view of the Chief Constables during a campaign to deny picketing rights, crush the miners and step up police powers.

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