Tuesday 19 October, 6:30pm
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To mark Black History Month, and the 45th anniversary of the strike, Free Our Unions is hosting a public meeting on the legacy of the Grunwick strike.
The strike saw a workforce mostly made up of Asian women migrant workers take on a viciously anti-union employer, as well confronting the bureaucratic conservatism of much of the labour movement. There were significant rank-and-file mobilisations in solidarity with the strike from other groups of workers.
The legacy of the strike poses many questions about the intersections between race, gender, and class, and how we build solidarity action today in a context when it is outlawed.
Professor Sundari Anitha, who has written and spoken extensively on the Grunwick strike and the wider issues of migrant, particularly South Asian, workers’ struggles
Pete Firmin, Chair of Brent TUC, who was actively involved in building solidarity with the strike.
Chaired by Sacha Ismail, Free Our Unions