International Women’s Day on 8 March

This International Women’s Day, our branch would like to draw attention to the historical successes women have achieved within the union movement.

In the past, as now, women within the workforce have struggled with low, sometimes poverty wages and insecure terms and conditions.

Take our survey on women and trade unions in the Council

Cradley Heath chainmakers’ fight for a fair wage

In 1910 the women chainmakers of Cradley Heath won a battle to establish the right to a fair wage following a 10-week strike. This landmark victory changed the lives of thousands of workers who were earning little more than ‘starvation wages’.

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