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When I was in the National Union of Seamen in the 1960s, I fought to change its rule that allowed each member to get an extra vote for every five years of union membership.
At the same time overseas workers, believing the national Union of Seamen was not acting in their interests, formed a rival union for blacks and Arabs called the Minority Movement.
It meant I could refuse to sign on a ship under the Shipping Federation which, together with the National Union of Seamen, controlled our lives.
At 20 he was a steward of the National Union of Seamen and became the youngest ever convener.
Prescott was in the Merchant Navy for 10 years, an official of the National Union of Seamen for two and he famously threw a punch at an egg- thrower in the 2001 election.
In fact, it is a resume of a much older dispute, in 1966, when John Prescott led the National Union of Seamen against Harold Wilson's Labour government.
Tabili suggests that shipowners might not have been so successful in utilizing imperial ideology if the National Union of Seamen (NFSU/NUS) had organized men of colour and resisted the wage hierarchy.
At 21 I was a convener for the National Union of Seamen on Belfast Ferries in charge of 600 men.