28 July, 2011 — Belfast Telegraph
Socialist journalistexplains how the assault on newspaper unions helped pave the way for the scandal engulfing Rupert Murdoch’s media empire.
NINETEEN-YEAR-OLD Michael Delaney died after being run over by a truck in east London on a Saturday night in January 1987. An inquest jury found that he had been a victim of unlawful killing. But nobody has ever been prosecuted.
Michael had been among trade unionists picketing the News International plant at Wapping against the sacking of more than 5,000 workers and the de-recognition of unions. The dispute lasted almost a year.