Trade union history
Written for International Women's Day 2007:
March 8th each year is International Women’s Day. It is celebrated across the globe, and is a day for campaigners to draw attention to women’s continued second-class citizenship and need for equality. However, it is also celebrated by the very same governments and corporations that contribute to women’s unequal rights.
As the Offshore Industries Liaison Committee prepared to become part of RMT in 2008, I compiled this collection of articles about its history.
An historical anecdote from the Clydeside General Strike of 1919 (pictured)
In George Square in Glasgow
Sixty thousand red rebels
are striking a scene
The sheriff takes stage
to proclaim the King's words
Required by the Riot Act
By Royal decree
clear the square in an hour
On pain of a pounding
of military power
Janine speaks at a fringe meeting at the National Education Union (NEU) conference. All welcome, whether you are attending the conference or not.
Venue: The Victory, 6 Duke Street, Brighton, BN1 1AH
Join us at The Kitchen @the Bridge, 73-81 Southwark Bridge Road, SE1 0NQ
This event is free of charge: please email [email protected] to confirm your attendance so we can ensure that there is enough food and drink!
After two years marking the 30th anniversary of the Miners' Strike and the role of lesbians and gay men in supporting it, Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners is bidding a fond farewell.
Join hundreds of supporters for an evening of festivities, including some poems from Janine.
Venue: Amnesty, Shoreditch.