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Mary Quaile Club event on Saturday 19th May 2018. Northern launch of “Workers’ Play Time”

At our latest event at Three Minute Theatre Suzanne Bury chaired an evening of speeches, drama and song to launch a book of radical plays “Worker’s Play Tme”  edited by  Doug Nicholls, General Secretary of the GFTU. We were very

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Mary Quaile Club event on 10th March 2018: Presentation of the Minutes of the Manchester and Salford Women’s Trades Union Council to the Working Class Movement Library

At this event we were delighted to formally present the minutes of the Manchester and Salford  and District  Women’s Trades Union Council   to the Working Class Movement Library.  These two handwritten volumes are the complete record of the meetings

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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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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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