Tag Archives: TUC

My interview with TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady

Frances O’Grady is the first woman to be appointed to the job of General Secretary to the TUC. She faces a difficult task as trade union membership is in decline and trade union representatives are being victimised and sacked on … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch…..Libertarias (1996), a film showing organised by the Manchester Film Co-operative. It’s a historical drama that explores the role that women played in the Spanish Civil War. In 1936 Spain was a deeply conservative Catholic country and the SCW offered … Continue reading

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Political Women (8) Voices of Trade Union Women

Education has always been the escape route for working class children out of low paid work but in 2012 it is not just the demise of Education Maintenance Awards and the rise of student fees that are changing their lives, … Continue reading

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