Children give their understanding of terms from the world of employment and work relations.

With strikes and industrial strife rife in 1980s Ireland, Twink (Adèle King) chats to school children about what it means to be a trade unionist, a shop steward, a striker, a scab, and a blackleg.

A scab is a person that comes around robbing people.

A striker on the other hand is,

Frank Stapleton

This episode of 'The Live Mike' was broadcast on 18 March 1983. The reporter is Adèle King.

‘The Live Mike’ first aired on RTÉ 1 on 9 November 1979 and was billed as an hourly, Friday night programme of comment, entertainment and surprises. The programme also contained a candid camera slot in which Mike Murphy and his team took on many disguises.