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Ford sewing machinists, 1968

Women sewing machinists at the Ford Motor Company plant in Dagenham took strike action on 7 June, 1968 in support of a claim for regrading, parity with men in the ‘C’ grade and recognition of their skills. After 3 weeks on strike they settled for 92% of the C grade rate. Although not an equal pay strike, the strike was given a high profile when the whole plant was closed and Barbara Castle, the Employment Minister, was brought in to help negotiate a settlement.

Title Ford sewing machinists, 1968
Maker --
Production Date 1968
Format Photograph
Copyright Pat Mantle
Holding Institution TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University
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