Over 15,000 people joined the demonstration in
Over 500 teachers were marching, but no schools in the
Betty Quinn, a NUPE shop steward from
'They are fighting to keep the pits open. If they win, then it will be easier to keep Ravenscraig. Most people think the miners want to shut Ravenscraig. That's rubbish. They just want to stop it producing steel during the strike.'
The response from engineering firms and shipyards was patchy - Scott Lithgow came out on strike for the day; Yarrows, and Goven shipyards didn't.
All the trains from
The miners were especially heartened to see workers from Clydebridge steel, out on strike for the day, on the demonstration.
The turnout on the
The high spot of the day was the action at Rosyth naval dockyard where over 2,000 workers struck for the whole day.
19 May, 1984