Film ID:
NEFA 22029

NORTHERN LIFE: FACTORY, COMMADORE, EAGLESCLIFFE UNION ROW

1977

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Description

Tyne Tees Television filmed report on a dispute over trades union representation for 300 hourly-paid workers at Commodore Business Machines UK Ltd on the Eaglescliffe Industrial Estate. The firm will not recognise the Electrician’s Union in Cleveland. The union asked ACAS to intervene but Commodore would not co-operate with the service or allow its officers to interview workers at the factory. The item was broadcast on the regional news programme Northern Life on 22 February 1977. Anne Avery reports.