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The chains of history connecting 1910 to 2016 : from Mary MacArthur and Mary Quaile to the Durham Teaching Assistants.

Last week,  when  speaking at a West Midlands Unison meeting for women about the life of Mary Quaile,  I was vividly reminded  of the power of women and the power of women in trade unions.  While the problems women face … Continue reading

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North West campaign launched to defend Mental Health Services

Why is it in 2014 that writers and celebrities are often the chosen speakers at many demos or public events about the austerity? Is it because the left is so disengaged from the people on the frontline of the cuts? … Continue reading

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Save Bolton Psychological Therapy Service

It is a Friday lunchtime in Bolton, Greater Manchester and the streets are busy with shoppers. It is also World Mental Health Day and campaigners from Save our Health Services Bolton are out on the streets of the town centre … Continue reading

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Political Women (6) Karen Reissmann

Socialist, nurse, woman, fighter against injustice……….. Karen has been involved in politics from the age of 16. She is a shop steward and member of Unison Executive. She was not from a political family but… Neither of my parents were … Continue reading

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Political Women (4) Pia Feig

Retired active socialist feminist Pia has been a political activist for over 40 years. She did not come from a political family but; They were avowedly non-political, we did discuss politics at home but there was a real fear of … Continue reading

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