pic8601. Portsmouth healthworkers boycott

pic8601. Portsmouth healthworkers boycott

These healthworkers asked Portsmouth Area Health Authority to phase out the purchase of South African and Namibian produce in January 1986. When the management refused, they refused to handle tinned food from South Africa supplied for patients’ meals. Their stand was supported by Portsmouth AHA van drivers and 130 workers joined the boycott action. They were supported by the public service workers union NUPE, health workers union COHSE and transport workers union TGWU.

Category: 1980s
Copyright: Judy Harrison
Holding Institution: AAM Archive, Bodleian Library
Catalogue: MSS AAM 2416
Date/Year: 1986