Strikers consider returning to work following an announcement that supermarkets would seek alternatives to South African goods.

In September 1985 minister for labour Ruairí Quinn issued a statement saying that the major supermarket chains in Ireland had agreed to seek alternatives to South African produce. IDATU met with the striking workers to discuss whether this statement was enough to begin negotiations with Dunnes Stores on their return to work. 

RTÉ News reporter Shane McElhatton talks to John Mitchell, general secretary of the union, in this interview recorded at the end of the meeting. He also gets the reactions of strikers Karen Gearon and Mary Manning.

Later that day, Dunnes Stores denied that they would be phasing out South African goods. The strike continued.