Two murals commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Grunwick strike were unveiled on 30th September 2017. The video shows the unveiling ceremony of the smaller mural on Chapter Road, opposite the old Grunwick factory site (MAP LINK). The speakers were Sujata Aurora (chair of Grunwick 40, Anna Ferrie (artist) Mahmood Ahmed (former striker and secretary … More The Grunwick 40 commemorative murals are unveiled!
Sat 25 March 2017 Goldsmiths College University of London 8 Lewisham Way London SE14 6NW In 1976, six workers walked out of Grunwick Film Processing Laboratory in Willesden and ignited an historic two-year dispute which united thousands to demand better rights for poorly treated workers. On the 13th August 1977 on the streets of south-east London, … More Event: The Art of Protest
“Brings history to life” “Moving and unmissable” “An inspiring and deeply moving exhibition” There are just a few weeks left to catch “We are the lions” the exhibition commemorating the Grunwick strike. Come along to the Brent Museum and Archive at Willesden Library and explore the history of one of the most significant events in working peoples’ … More Don’t miss “We are the lions”
Public meeting Wed 15 February 2017 19:00 – 21:00 Malet Suite, Student Central, 2nd Floor, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HY Strikers and Spycops is part of a series of Grunwick 40 memorial events, organised in co-operation with the Special Branch Files Project, the Undercover Research Group and the Campaign Opposing Police Surveillance. Since the exposure … More Strikers and Spycops
In response to today’s announcement that Jayaben Desai, leader of the Grunwick strike, is one of seven women chosen to feature on the BBC Women’s Hour Power list, Sujata Aurora, chair of Grunwick 40 said: “We are delighted that Women’s Hour have chosen to recognise and honour Jayaben Desai. Her inspirational leadership of the Grunwick … More Jayaben Desai celebrated on Women’s Hour Power list
The 40th anniversary of the Grunwick strike offers an opportunity to look back, not just at the dispute itself, but also at how the authorities responded. The ‘Special Branch Files Project’ has put online a unique collection of files: police reports on the strike and correspondence with the Home Office on how to deal with … More Rumours of ‘rent-a-mobs’ and miners taking over – the policing of the Grunwick strike
Around 100 people packed into a lecture theatre in SOAS on 2nd November for a screening of “The Great Grunwick Strike” film followed by a panel discussion. The audience included several people who had been present at the strike as supporters as well as family members of some of the Grunwick strikers. Sujata Aurora, chair of Grunwick … More Race, class and solidarity: film screening and discussion
Commemorating 40 years since the beginning of the Grunwick Dispute, this seminal text examines the intersection of trade unions, race and the law during one of the most defining events for unions of the twentieth century. The Grunwick Dispute fundamentally changed the way trade unions operated, and brought migrant labour concerns to the fore. This … More “Grunwick: the worker’s story” 2nd edition now available
Our exhibition launched with a private view on Tuesday 18 October – and we hope everyone agreed it was a fitting tribute to the lions of Grunwick. We were honoured to welcome a number of former strikers and their families to explore the new Grunwick 40 collection, including audio, video and artwork commemorating the strike. … More We are the Lions launches!
A free one-day conference on migrant workers, trade unions and the new economy Saturday 26th November Willesden Library, 95 High Road, London, NW10 2SF nearest station Willesden Green (Jubilee Line) Forty years ago Asian women at Grunwick led a strike for basic human dignity at work and for the right to join to a trade … More From Grunwick to Deliveroo: getting organised, getting unionised