Issue date
06 Jun 2018

Commenting on the 50th anniversary of the equal pay strikes at Ford in Dagenham, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“The Dagenham strikers changed the law and changed women's lives. Fifty years on, we stand on their shoulders.

“But the battle for equality continues. Too many big companies still have a gender pay gap. And too many women do crucial jobs like caring, cleaning and catering, but are stuck on low pay.

“We must celebrate the Ford strikers’ legacy by rediscovering their fighting spirit. That means getting more young women into unions and organising together to win equality for everyone at work.”

Editors note

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