Women sewing machinists at the Ford Motor Company plant in Dagenham took strike action on 7 June, 1968 in support of a
Women sewing machinists at the Ford Motor Company plant in Dagenham took strike action on 7 June, 1968 in support of a claim for regrading, parity with their male colleagues in the C pay grade and recognition of their skills. After strike action of three weeks they settled for 92% of the C grade rate. Although not an equal pay the strike was given a high profile when the whole plant was closed and Barbara Castle, the Employment Minister, was brought in to help negotiate a settlement. Our Picture Shows: Women sewing machinists preparing placards for their meeting with senior Labour Party members in London. 17th June 1968
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