The Women's Rights Committee (WRC) is for women trade union members in London, East and South East England. We meet four times a year with speakers giving talks at our meetings. First time observers are welcome.
Women's Rights are Human Rights. Eliminating all forms of discrimination against women and attaining equality between women and men are fundamental human rights. Some groups of women face additional forms of discrimination based on their age, ethnicity, nationality, religion, health status, marital status, education, disability and socioeconomic status, among other grounds, which must be taken account of when combating discrimination.
We support campaigns and organise other events for women, with a special focus on women who are overlooked or hidden from history such as Sylvia Pankurst (see below). We campaign for equality in the workplace and beyond. Achieving equality requires comprehensive understanding of the ways in which women experience discrimination and are denied equality so we campaign as trade union women to eliminate discrimination in the workplace and beyond.
Honouring Sylvia Pankhurst
Sylvia's pioneering contributions to gender and class politics, her fight against imperialism, racism and fascism as well as her efforts as a peacemaker deserve recognition. A prominent memorial would go a long way towards increasing awareness of the unsung impact she had on the world we live in today. She deserves her place in history that has been denied for too long.
Joint Chair: S Aitouaziz (NEU)
Joint Chair: P Fraser (Prospect/BECTU)
Joint Vice Chair: A Whittaker (CWU)
Joint Vice Chair: C Simpson (Unite)
Joint Secretary: M Jennings (GMB)
Joint Secretary: S. Powis (UNISON)
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