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The Battle of Saltley Gate – 40 years on
Shiraz Socialst 3 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 21 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Close the Gates! In February 1972 some 30,000 Birmingham engineers walked out on strike in solidarity with striking miners who were fighting against austerity pay deals. Up to 15,000 then marched to join miners who were picketing Saltley coke depot.