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Key Events - Ulster Workers' Council (UWC) Strike



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Text: Martin Melaugh ... Research: Fionnuala McKenna and Martin Melaugh
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The information on the UWC strike of 1974 is divided into a number of subsections; the headings of these subsections are listed below.

Masked Loyalist Paramilitaries on Parade
Photograph from: Loyalist Association of Workers (LAW) Vol. 1, No.16, (1972)

  • Summary of the main events of the strike
  • Selected reading list
  • Background events leading up to the strike
  • Chronology of events during the strike
  • Details of the main events during the strike
    • Chapter 3 from 'Fourteen May Days: The inside story of the Loyalist strike of 1974'
      by Don Anderson (1994)

  • Details of source material
  • See also the related events of The Sunningdale Agreement


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