Today in Labour History
Dockers from Antwerp
Dockers from Antwerp, Belgium, stopped work during the month of September 1907 to get one more frank pay (of five Bfr.) Strike breakers from England caused a lot of fighting in the streets and the army was mobilized. The Mayor proposed a compromise of 5,50 franks. This was agreed upon, but in the end it was not implemented. The strike was a success for the Belgian union of transport workers which was now no longer a `quantité negligeable'.