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DEREK ROBINSON

Longbridge, Birmingham. 1980<br />
At Crofton Park car factory workers vote, with a sea of hands and overwhelmingly defeat by 14,000 to just 600 the motion of support for Derek ‘Red Robbo’ Robinson a union leader at British Leyland who was credited with causing 523 strikes between 1978 and 1979. Mrs Thatcher had called him a ‘notorious agitator’, the age of ‘Red Robbo’ as a political and industrial force was over.
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Trade Union members at the Austin BL British Leyland Longbridge car factory show of hands for strike motion 1980s Britain
Longbridge, Birmingham. 1980
At Crofton Park car factory workers vote, with a sea of hands and overwhelmingly defeat by 14,000 to just 600 the motion of support for Derek ‘Red Robbo’ Robinson a union leader at British Leyland who was credited with causing 523 strikes between 1978 and 1979. Mrs Thatcher had called him a ‘notorious agitator’, the age of ‘Red Robbo’ as a political and industrial force was over.

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From gallery: DEREK ROBINSON
Source: HOMER SYKES
Date: 4 Aug 2011
Location: Birmingham
Credit: HOMER SYKES
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