- Labour Protection League
:"See also the
Labour Protection League (India)."
The Labour Protection League was a
trade unionorganising stevedores in the United Kingdom.
Founded in 1871, the League was inspired by the
North East Nine Hours League. After winning several small strikes over wages in its first year, the union grew to 30,000 members. [http://www.union-communiste.org/?EN-archp-show-2006-7-747-4003-x.html]
The organisation split in the aftermath of the
London Dock Strike of 1889, most members leaving to form the Amalgamated Stevedores' Labour Protection League. [http://www.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/ead/360.htm] Meanwhile, Harry Quelchfounded the South Side Labour Protection League. [http://www.marxists.org/archive/bax/1914/xx/harry-quelch.htm] The remainder of the League merged with the Transport and General Workers' Unionin 1922.
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