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next Mary Quaile Club event: Launch of website on history of Manchester and Salford Women’s Trades Union Council 1895 to 1919

 Launch of  website on the history of Manchester and Salford Women’s Trades Union Council  1895 to 1919 On Saturday 29th April the  Mary Quaile Club will launch the website of the history of the Manchester and Salford Women’s Trade Union

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Mary Quaile Club event on Saturday 8 April. Not “business as usual”: the issue of sexual harassment at work

Our first event for 2017 took up the issue of sexual harassment at work,  an issue that was put on the agenda in the 1980s by the influx of many new women trade unionists into the movement. The campaign at

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Mary Quaile, the TUC and Easton Lodge, 1926

In 1924 Mary Quaile was elected onto the General Council of the TUC, and  with Julia Varley  attended the National Conference of Labour Women, a conference of International Women Trade Unionists in Vienna and the Third International Trade Union Congress.

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Mary Quaile Event on Grunwick Strike 1976-1978, 3rd December 2016 at the Working Class Movement Library

Our final event for 2016 looked back at the Grunwick Strike of 1976-1978, one of the most important industrial disputes of the 1970s when a group of mainly Asian women  struck for union recognition at the Grunwick film processing plant

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Mary Quaile Club event: screening of “The House That Jack Built” by Shelagh Delaney, 26th November 2016

Saturday 26th November, 12.30pm to 4.30pm A complete screening of The House That Jack Built  by Shelagh Delaney Venue : Three Minute Theatre, Afflecks Arcade, 35-39 Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JG. We were delighted to screen The House That Jack

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We launch our second publication ” Dare to be Free: women in trade unions, past and present” 4 June 2016

On Saturday 4 June,  as part of the Manchester Histories Festival,   we  launched  our  second publication, “Dare to Be Free”: women  in trade unions, past and present. This publication has  two parts: a biography of Mary Quaile (1886-1958), written

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Mary Quaile Club event on Saturday 9 April 2016, Migrant workers: past and present

On Saturday 9 April, 2pm,  we held an event at which  we discussed the issue of migrant workers, past  and present. This took  place in The Annexe at the Working  Class Movement  Library, 51 The Crescent, Salford M5 4WX. The

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