Factory Occupations in British Labour History

  • Ewan Gibbs (Invited speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Paper at workshop held by the Labour and Society research group at Newcastle University discussing factory occupations during the 1970s and 1980s. My contribution focused on the activities of the Caterpillar Workers' Legacy Group, analysing their presentation of the factory occupation at the Caterpillar earthmoving equipment factory in Lanarkshire, during 1987.
Period8 Jun 2018
Held atNewcastle University, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • factory occupation
  • memory
  • collective memory
  • heritage
  • mobilisation
  • protest
  • activism
  • trade unionism
  • 1980s
  • deindustrialization