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Marriage Bar, 1944

The May 1944 issue of 'Red Tape', magazine of the Civil Service Clerical Association, reports a debate on abolition of the marriage bar in the civil service. Despite vigorous opposition, the Union agreed by a card vote to oppose the retention of the bar post war. In 1935, the London County Council had removed the marriage bar for teachers and medical staff. The marriage bar was removed for all teachers and in the BBC in 1944, in the Civil Service and most local government and the post office in 1954. In certain areas, including some union offices, the marriage bar survived into the 1960s.

Title Marriage Bar, 1944
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Production Date 1944
Format Periodical
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Holding Institution TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University
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