Strikers and Spycops

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

Jayaben Desai celebrated on Women’s Hour Power list

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

Rumours of ‘rent-a-mobs’ and miners taking over – the policing of the Grunwick strike

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

Race, class and solidarity: film screening and discussion

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

“Grunwick: the worker’s story” 2nd edition now available

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

From Grunwick to Deliveroo: getting organised, getting unionised

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

Race, class and solidarity: 40 years of migrant workers’ struggles

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

Volunteers needed!

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!