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Biographical entry McIver, Alexander (? - 1980)

Trade Union - Official


The sad culmination of a bitter and protracted affair between the Bruce government and the Waterside Workers' Federation, was the arrest of Alexander (Sandy) McIver on the 1st of December 1928. McIver was charged with having maliciously damaged, by means of an explosive substance, a club frequented by strike breakers with intent to murder, along with four others. Sentenced to fifteen years jail, McIver served eleven-and-a-half years of his sentence. Once released, he again became active in the affairs of the Waterside Workers' Federation, attaining the offices of Vigilance Officer, Assistant Secretary-Treasurer and Vice-President. He died in 1980.

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Anon., 'Death of Alexander (Sandy) McIver', Recorder, no. 110, 1981, pp. 2-4. Details

Ross G. Elford