It's 1928 and the Australian waterfront has come to a standstill. There's still a strike! And George Dobson knows that when his father is arrested, the whole family will end up paying.
Workers have rights, but the battle lines are drawn and it's the bosses against workers, workers against scabs. One minute a scab is someone who takes your job when you're on strike: a faceless, brainless traitor with no backbone. The next it's all different. A scab is someone with a name, a home and a family.
What happens when, suddenly on a matter of principle, your enemy turns out to be someone you've been calling a friend?