The 1969 Leyland vehicles strike

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The 1969 Leyland vehicles strike

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"The year of 1969 will always be remembered for the first moon landings, Biafra, Woodstock, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Chappaquiddick. While 500,000 were enjoying peace and love at Woodstock, community relations in Northern Ireland broke down into sectarian hate and violence. This was the last year of the Swinging Sixties, a final flowering of youth as the harsh world of the 1970s beckoned.
Less fondly remembered was the economic situation as a large island off the coast of Europe was coming to terms with the fact that it was no longer the centre of the largest empire the world has ever known and that relations between the forces of labour and capital were becoming increasingly fractious as the promise of a post war new Jerusalem evaporated.
After the post-merger fine words of 1968, came a reality check for British Leyland."
From the archives : 1969 Leyland vehicles strike:-
https://www.aronline.co.uk/archive/1969-leyland-strike/
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