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Grunwick: The Workers Story. by Jack & Graham TAYLOR.
Jack Dromey and Graham Taylor, Grunwick: the workers’ story, 2nd ed. (Lawrence and Wishart in association with the GMB Union, 2016), vi, 212pp. Although this book is sub-titled The Workers’ Story, it could equally well be flagged as ‘a socialist and trades unionist primer’
Jack Dromey and Graham Taylor, Grunwick: the workers’ story, 2nd ed. Although this book is sub-titled The Workers’ Story, it could equally well be flagged as ‘a socialist and trades unionist primer’. The story of a strike, ending in failure, by a small group of immigrant workers, mainly female, for union recognition and respect at a small photographic processing plant in North London would in the normal run of events, seem to merit little more than a footnote in any trade-union history of twentieth-century Britain.
So what is the story of the "strikers in saris"? . Special Branch even had files on the Grunwick strikers and some of their supporters, including Jack Dromey MP, who was at the time the secretary of Brent Trades Council.
So what is the story of the "strikers in saris"? It is a story not just of a groundbreaking movement, but of an extraordinary woman - Jayaben Desai. He said that the lasting legacy of the strikes was the example set by Mrs Desai.
Jack Dromey is the MP for Birmingham Erdington.
But stories never end, do they? Not really. There will be a sequel to The Rotters’ Club, entitled The Closed Circle, resuming the story in the late 1990s. The following books proved informative, helpful or inspiring in writing this novel: Chris Upton, A History of Birmingham (Phillimore, 1993); Chris Mullin, Error of Judgment: The Truth about the Birmingham Pub Bombings (Poolbeg Press, 1997); Peter L. Edmead, The Divisive Decade: A History of Caribbean Immigration to Birmingham in the 1950s (Birmingham Library Services, 1999); Martin.
John Eugene Joseph Dromey (born 29 September 1948) is a British Labour Party politician and trade unionist. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Birmingham Erdington since the 2010 general election and was appointed Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government in the Ed Miliband shadow front bench. He became Shadow Policing Minister in 2013, but resigned from this position on 27 June 2016
Graham Taylor and Jack Dromey celebrated the contribution of Asian workers in their book, Grunwick: the Workers' Story.
Graham Taylor and Jack Dromey celebrated the contribution of Asian workers in their book, Grunwick: the Workers' Story. Of course, Chen is right to ensure this contribution is not "whitewashed" out of our history books, but she needs to address her remarks to Michael Gove perhaps rather than the left. Anna Chen is right to point to the strong anti-racist record of the British working class in the post-45 era, from anti-apartheid to Grunwick
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