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Cowley correction

(February 1979)

From Militant, No. 442, 9 February 1979, p. 12.
Transcribed by Iain Dalton.
Marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for the Encyclopaedia of Trotskyism On-Line (ETOL).

Dear Comrades

In the excellent report of the meeting of the WEA (Industrial branch) where I spoke on the early struggles of the motor and Press Steel workers in Oxford (Militant, No. 439) there was one small mistake of fact.

The article stated that at the time of the great trade union recognition strike at Press Steel, Cowley, Abe Lazarus was a T&GWU organiser.

This is not so. He was an ordinary rank and file member. His energy and speaking ability made him a leading spokesman for the Cowley workers in the 1930s.

I would describe him as an old-style Communist Party member, a very able agitator and propagandist.


Yours fraternally
Dudley Edwards

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