The factory was due to close. TheFurniture Timber and Allied Trades Union and Len Buckingham are mentioned.
Workers went on strike following a new pay structure. The AUEW is mentioned, and the photograph shows Melvyn Young (right) and fellow pickets outside the factory
The Transport & General Workers Union announced that nearly 500 workers were facing redundancy. The Ministry of Labour is mentioned.
Members of the Amalgamated Engineering Union went on strike over their pay claim. Terry Bradley is quoted. The photograph shows workers picketing the factory gates.
Dudley Council joined the fight to save the steelworks as officials warned of job losses. MP John Blackburn is mentioned.
Shopfloor workers went on strike after 50 colleagues were sacked.
400 workers to lose their jobs. Hednesford is mentioned, and in the photograph from left are union leaders Ted Cooper, George Large and Arthur Gullick.
Strike negotiations over pay. The photograph shows shop stewards leaving Transport House, West Bromwich, with Transport and General Workers Union official Brian Mathers (right)
Workers at the firm supported the national one-day strike in support of an all round wage increase and better holidays. The Engineering Employers Federation is mentioned.
Workers decided to defer a pay rise in order to help the firm. The Carpet Trades Union is mentioned, and the photograph shows Eddie Evans shaking hands with David Grimes.