As part of the Calderdale May Day 2017 programme, we are pleased to be able to display an exhibition about the Grunwick Strike, 40 years on.
In 1976, six workers walked out of Grunwick Film Processing Laboratory in North West London and ignited an historic two-year dispute which united thousands to demand better rights for poorly treated workers.
Exhibition on the Grunwick
Monday 24 April – Saturday 29 April: King Cross Library, 151 Haugh Shaw Road, HX1 3BG
Sunday 30 April – Monday 1 May: Hebden Bridge Trades Club. Holme Street, HX7 8EE
The events of 1976-78 are still remembered for their importance in the fight for equal rights for women and ethnic minorities. They brought people of different races and backgrounds together in support of the rights of migrant women workers, shattered stereotypes about Asian women in Britain, and changed the face of trade unionism.