Over the last few months we have seen a revival in grassroots trade union activity, much of it by working class women. From the Kinsley Cleaners in Wakefield to the Teaching Assistants in Derby and Durham – women working in some of the low paid and undervalued jobs in our communities. These women are walking in the footsteps of past female (and male) activists whose history is often marginalised and absent, even from trade union histories.
Ruth and Eddie Frow were activists and historians and recognised the importance of recording the histories of their comrades and their organisations – and that is why they set up the Working Class Movement Library. One of their comrades was Angela Tuckett, who wrote up the history of her aunt, the formidable socialist (and much more) Enid Stacy, but never got the manuscript published. This year the WCML have taken that manuscript and…
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