Tag Archives: TGWU

My review of “Striking Women Struggles and Strategies of South Asian Women Workers from Grunwick to Gate Gourmet” by Sundari Anitha & Ruth Pearson

There is something strange going on when plays about trade union defeats (including   We are the Lions, Mr Manager about  Grunwick and   We’re Not Going Back  and  Shafted  about the Miners’ Strike) have never been so popular,  whilst actual trade … Continue reading

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Hotel and Catering Workers Unite!

    Reading these two pamphlets reminds me of a poem by Bertholt Brecht, Questions from a Worker who Reads. In it he points out that real history is made by the people at the bottom of society; in this … Continue reading

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Building a Socialist Library (11): Notoriously Militant The Story of a Union Branch Sheila Cohen

Published by Merlin Press Why would anyone join a trade union? Why would anyone want to be a trade union activist? It seems that every day we hear of trade union representatives being sacked for nothing more than representing their … Continue reading

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