Presents: Saltley Gate to Partygate!
Songs, stories and videos that connects a key trade union victory of the past to the major class conflicts of today.
“All you could hear was close the gates, close the gates, close the gates, on and on and on” – Don Perrygrove, car worker (The Battle of Saltley Gate)
“I am receiving £11.49 an hour. They’re paying more than £18 an hour to the agency drivers to break this strike. It’s not fair!” – Teressa, driver (Coventry Bin Strike)
Weaving song, music and video Banner celebrates the 50th anniversary of the labour movement victory of Saltley Gate, when 20,000 union workers walked out to support striking miners. In a massive show of solidarity, they blockaded and shut down the coke depot in Saltley and helped the miners win a 30% pay rise!
Watch Close the Gates!
We need another Saltley Gate now!
As the cost of living crisis deepens and right-wing governments across the world pass ever more draconian legislation to protect the interests and profits of the rich and powerful, people are fighting back. We tell the inspirational stories of striking bin workers in Coventry, the direct action of Black Lives Matter and Kill the Bill activists, as well as the campaigns to save our NHS and the massively successful farmers’ strike in India.
Watch Pay the Rate
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