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Last updated:10 July 2017

The Grunwick strike - drowning in support, starving for action: talk by Sheila Cohen

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.

It is also part of the Library's celebration of Black HIstory Month - see also the Townsend Productions Grunwick play and the Southern Voices exhibition.

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