Some 1,000 people heard Jim Griffiths MP call for a charter of rights for workers.
Mr Crossman MP and Harold Collinson spoke.
Arthur Jordon was sacked by the NUAW for his political views. Fred Cole took over the organisation.
Guy Barnet MP and Edwin Gooch spoke.
Fred Peart MP spoke.
Fred Peart MP, Minister of Agriculture, spoke.
Michael Foot MP and Harold Collinson, General Secretary NUAAW, spoke.
Gwyneth Dunwoody MP and Bert Hazell, President NUAAW spoke.
James Callaghan MP, Home Secretary, called for stronger links between the Labour Government and the unions. Lord Wright, TUC President, had to cope with hecklers.
Oliver Trevett as Vice-Chair of the Dorset County Committee opened the meeting with George Woodcock, General Secretary TUC.
Vic Feather, General Secretary TUC, was heckled by unofficial strikers from Devon including Ottermill Switchgear. Reg Bottini, General Secretary NUAAW called for £18 a week for farm workers.
Harold Wilson, Labour Leader, spoke.
Barbara Castle was introduced as Labour’s “pin-up girl” by Les Shears, Dorset NUAAW Chair. The Rally condemned the jailing of dockers.
Jack Jones, General Secretary TGWU and Bert Hazell, President NUAAW, celebrated the victory of Chelsea Quilt workers from Barnstaple.
Michael Foot MP, Minister for Employment, spoke.
Dennis Healey, Chancellor of the Exchequer, spoke.
Dennis Healey speaks in 1975
Norman Willis of the TUC spoke.
Pickets at Grunwick were headline news. Shirley Williams MP, Minister for Education, was heckled as she called for moderation in pay demands. Bert Hazel called for a 50% pay rise for farm workers to give them £60 a week.
John Silkin MP, Minister of Agriculture and Jack Boddy, General Secretary NUAAW, spoke.
Len Murray, TUC General Secretary, attacked the Thatcher government’s spending cuts. The press described the 5,000 strong rally as the “biggest ever”.