The Flickering FlameBy
“It was never just a job – it was always much more than that. Being a docker was a way of life. It was the greatest game in the world” (a former docker). On September 28th, 1995, the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company sacked 329 dockers and more than a hundred others for respecting the most basic principle of solidarity: “Never cross a picket line”. The dockers of Liverpool have stood firm against all the attempts in recent years to undermine their wages and working conditions. This was to be their last battle – or maybe their most important victory.