Jobs lost over strike

Roddy Woomble in Glasgow, December 2016. Photo by David Gillanders

Idlewild frontman Roddy Woomble proves he’s not delusional as he prepares to come to The Wedgewood Rooms

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In February 1916, some 250 employees of Portsmouth Corporation went on strike. They had demanded a bonus but it was refused.

The essential services of the town had to continue of course and the Committee it affected were ordered to engage other men which they did. Perhaps the first blacklegs.

They were promised permanent employment. Within a fortnight the strike collapsed. Many of the strikers failed to obtain their former positions as they were indeed, taken over by

men employed over the strike period.