Dock Strike

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Dock Strike

The Cabinet discussed the Dock strike on a number of occasions and on 9 October 1945 it was reported that a serious situation was developing as a result of the strike.  There were six ships containing perishable foods supplies waiting to be unloaded in Liverpool, two of which contained bacon which if lost would result in an immediate reduction in the bacon ration.  It was therefore agreed that military labour should be used to unload the cargoes.