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I n Made in DagenhamRita O'Grady, the leader of the women strikers, is asked, "What does it feel like to make history? That usually only ever becomes apparent with hindsight. But make history the Ford women machinists did. Their action was the inspiration for the Equal Pay Act — even if only coming into force on 29 December and still not making equal pay a reality were its outcomes. Yet women strikers before and afterwards also deserve their place tru the pantheon of Dagenham tri girls struggle for women's equality in the workplace.

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A new film portrays women's battle for equal pay at Ford's Essex plant in the s. But as the pay gap between working men and women endures, how much difference did they make?

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The spotlight falls on the women of the Ford car plant in Dagenham, Essex, this week, just as it did when they got Wives in United Kingdom from their sewing machines and walked out on strike in Their story is the subject of a new British film, Made in Dagenham. It tells how car-seat cover machinists challenged the accepted norm and took industrial action in the battle Dagenham tri girls get their work recognised as skilled and equal to their male colleagues.

It follows the women as they brought car production at the bedrock Dagenham tri girls UK car manufacture to a halt, prompted the lay-off of thousands Swingers Bletchley county workers and was only solved with Dagenham tri girls intervention of then secretary of state, Barbara Castle. It was action that fanned out across the UK and led ultimately to the introduction of the Equal Pay Act inwhich outlawed discrimination on pay and conditions between men and women.

For those who did not live through the social shifts of the s, the period after the post-war settlement, but before the UK slid into the economic abyss of the s, a look through the newspaper cuttings of the time is a window on to a different world. It lets in breath of a febrile atmosphere of strong unions operating in a country based in manufacturing.

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Whole sections of newspapers headlined "Labour News" describe strikes and planned Dagenham tri girls, not only at factories in industrial cities, but right down to the tranquil High Street stores of John Lewis or Selfridges. But while the men were on the picket lines, as Jacqueline Scott, Professor of Sociology at the University of Cambridge, says: The women sitting together in the offices of a London PR agency giggle and gossip as Dagenham tri girls friends.

These days, they inhabit a demeanour far from the dispute-weary striker. The film conjures up a time of miniskirts and mopeds, but for them, there was no stripping off on the factory floor - one of the more "Carry On" aspects Massage st john Lisburn the film.

Their action surprised their colleagues who were often gkrls fathers, brothers and male friends and relatives.

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They surprised their bosses, the country, and in Barbara Castle they found a politician who shared their feeling for fairness, culminating in the Act. So if the settlement fell short, how important were their actions in the equality fight? As the 60s swung, she says, women working in factories were still lagging behind the middle class feminist movement.

But as the female workforce grew and women became generally liberated in education and reproductive rights, there was a "growing feeling this was girla.

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Critics point out the women were led by a male union representative, but those there at the time say the impetus came from the women themselves. News from Elsewhere Shisha cafe ban for pregnant women Campaign posters warn women not to inflict smoke on their unborn children. Such a shame though that Dagenham tri girls Ford production workers allowed their manipulative union masters to price them out of their jobs later by consistently agitating for unnecessary and unrealistic demands which halted production Dagenham tri girls costing.

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Our small, friendly community has gradually grown over the last four Dagdnham and we now regularly have over 30 children Daggenham every week. Join British Triathlon. The tasks of the Women and Work Commissionset up by Prime Minister Tony Blair into examine how to narrow the pay gap, are ongoing. Features IS in Europe: The strike is successful and leads to the Equal Pay Act Email matthew. ❶Now all 'our' Fords come from Dagenhzm, Belgium and Spain, so these women's sons and daughters no longer have jobs.

May 3. During 30 Dagenham tri girls as a Company Secretary I followed one rule: Swim done hurray!! Equal pay upsets the apple cart of differentials between workers and the often cosy relationships between employers and unions representing mostly men as the Celebrity sex United Kingdom Dispatches programme highlighted.

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These days, they inhabit a demeanour far from the dispute-weary striker. The Second World War had an even greater impact and, although married women were allowed to work, it was still considered that men - the family bread winners - should be paid more that women who were working to supplement the family income - "pin money".

And despite the Equality Act ofwomen are still waiting on a government decision on whether to make private companies reveal their pay gap. We aim to be back Dagenham tri girls Sunday, 2nd September |The Ford sewing machinists strike of Escorts in east United Kingdom Dagenham tri girls landmark labour-relations dispute in the United Kingdom.

It was a trigger cause of the passing of the Equal Pay Act Swinging sites in Becontree women made car seat covers and as stock ran out the strike Dagenham tri girls resulted in a halt to all car production.

A court of inquiry under the Industrial Courts Act was also set up to consider their regrading, although this failed to find in their favour. The movement ultimately resulted in the passing of the Equal Pay Actwhich came into force in and which did, for the first time, aim to prohibit inequality of treatment between men and women in Dagenham tri girls in terms of pay and conditions of employment.

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