We were delighted to welcome Brian Lavery and Hilda Palmer to our event on 3 October in the Annexe at the Working Class Movement Library.
Brian discussed his book “The Headscarf Revolutionaries” (Barbican Press, 2015) which looked back to 1968 at the remarkable and successful campaign waged by working class women in Hull, led by Lillian Bilocca, to get proper health and safety on trawlers after the loss of three trawlers in a matter of weeks. He also spoke about the way that Lillian was portrayed in the press and how sadly this led to people in Hull turning against her.
Hilda from the Greater Manchester Hazards Centre reflected on the struggle for proper health and safety at work and how the gains of the last 40 years are under assault as never before by the present government.
Our thanks to Brian and Hilda for two excellent talks
Brian’s book can be purchased online from News from Nowhere
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