Millwall firefighters on strike: 1977
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30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 22cm

Millwall firefighters on strike: 1977

Henry Grant

© Henry Grant Collection/Museum of London

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Millwall firefighters on strike. United Kingdom firefighters went on strike for nine weeks from the 14 December 1977 leaving the army's 'Green Goddesses' to step in. The workers were demanding a 30% increase in their weekly pay of ?71.10, which was below the national average. A hospital fire in Bow, which firefighters did attend, and the fire-related deaths of two children also in London contributed to a settlement being reached that included a 10% pay-rise.
 

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Date

1977 AD - 1977 AD
 

Image Number

004449
 

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