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Image of phony bank note issued for Wapping Dispute

Wapping Dispute

Front and back of imitation bank note, 159 x 83mm (6¼ x 3½in), handed out during the strike declaring: This note is as phony as Rupert Murdoch and People all over the country have stopped buying his papers. Please do the same.

Twenty-five years ago, in January 1986, Rupert Murdoch’s News International group moved production of its four national newspapers to a new non-union printing plant at Wapping in London Docklands. Overnight more than 5,500 workers were sacked and what followed was one of the most protracted and bitter disputes in Britain's industrial history.



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