Date: 11th Oct 2017
Event time: 14:00 to 15:00
Sheila’s talk about the seminal 1976-78 strike at the Grunwick film processing factory will focus on issues of direct versus representative democracy - the union leadership being the 'representative' side - and also the need for link-ups in workplace trade unionism in order to build and encourage solidarity.
Organisations like Labor Notes in the US and Sheila's own magazine in the 1990s, Trade Union News, show how bringing activists from across the movement together via publications, conferences and workplace union groupings can overcome sectarianism and build workplace strength.
This talk is part of the Invisible Histories series - all welcome, admission free, light refreshments afterwards.