Songs and poems

As with all important events and struggles, songs and poems were composed and recycled by the strikers and their families and supporters throughout the dispute. The songs were sung at demonstrations and on pickets. The poems were published in a variety of ways including the Wapping Post and at benefit concerts and events.

During the Printworkers March for Jobs in April–May 1986 Banner Theatre members including Maria Tolly accompanied the marchers at various events and helped create the songs which were recorded on cassette tape and used for fundraising for the strikers.