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
The Grunwick exhibition will run from 19 October 2016 – 2 April 2017 at Willesden green Library … More “We are the lions” An exhibition commemorating the Grunwick Strike 1976-78
FILM SCREENING: THE GREAT GRUNWICK STRIKE 1976-78 FOLLOWED BY A PANEL DISCUSSION Weds 2nd November 2016 7pm-9.30pm Forty years ago a strike led by Asian women at the Grunwick factory in NW London gave rise to one of the biggest mobilisations in labour movement history. The Great Grunwick Strike film tells the story of the … More Race, class and solidarity: 40 years of migrant workers’ struggles
We’re looking for volunteers to help out with the Grunwick strike exhibition. Can you help? “We are the lions”: an exhibition commemorating the Grunwick Strike 1976-78 runs from October 19th 2016 –March 26th 2017 at Brent Museum and Archives in Willesden. Open Monday-Friday 9am to 8pm; Saturday-Sunday 10am to 5pm Forty years ago a group of workers in a backstreet … More Volunteers needed!