In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- At one point 16,000 dockers organised mobile pickets and closed the docks along the Thames.
- The dockers refused to load the ship and prevented it from sailing.
- The dockers stopped nearly all work at the port.
- Business became so bad that many dockers lost their jobs and the number of ships sailing to and from British ports dwindled to almost nothing.
- A powerful half-page photo showed gaunt, desperate-looking London dockers queuing at the dock gate in a dim half-light.
- When the stewards were sentenced to three months' imprisonment, the industrial action spread to include dockers, who closed the port of Belfast.
- But, whatever the outcome, it is certain to have a huge impact on both the life of the docker and the future of their work at the port from thereon in.
- That, he said, would involve dockers and all other unionised workers in Belview Port.
- In 1919, dockers in the city of Seattle refused to load arms for use against the recent Russian Revolution.
- The dockers known as longshoremen are part of this powerful and progressive union on the West Coast of the US.
- They were mistrustful of the old labor hierarchy that had lost the power and will to improve the lives of rank-and-file dockers and sailors.
- In 1995 some 500 dockers were sacked for taking solidarity action with workers employed by a minor dockyard contractor.
- The day before the threatened jailing unofficial strikes hit most ports, pulling out some 35,000 dockers.
- In South Wales dockers refused to unload coal, and train drivers refused to move it.
- His pictures split and shimmy from one group of people to another, whether it's miners, dockers or shipbuilders.
- He said that he was still concerned over the future of the jobs of dockers and others relying on ships coming into the harbour.
- Around 10, 500 US dockers have been locked out of ports along the US West Coast for resisting the bosses' attacks.
- In the old basin, where ships were once unloaded by wind-burnt dockers, there are now cafes, shops, and a growing number of tourist attractions.
- Many of them were dockers who carried heavy loads of cargo while rushing in a great hurry.
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