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launch of our website on the Manchester and Salford Women’s Trades Union Council 1895-1919

On Saturday 29th April  2017 the Mary Quaile Club  launched the website of the Minutes of the Manchester and Salford Women’s  Trades Union Council  1895-1919 as part of Manchester Trades Council  May Day Festival. This event was the culmination of

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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 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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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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Mary Quaile Club event on 14th November 2015, A screening of The Lump by Jim Allen

We  hosted a screening  at 3MT of the  television drama The Lump by Jim Allen,  first broadcast in The Wednesday Play series on the BBC on 1 February 1967.  This play  was directed by the late Jack Gold and produced

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Mary Quaile event on 3 October 2015 with Brian Lavery and Hilda Palmer

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

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