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Mrs Rose Boland, Barbara Castle, Ford Motor Company, settlement.Barbara Castle, workersJune

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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 3 weeks on strike they settled for 92% of the C grade rate. Although not an equal pay strike, 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.Barbara Castle is pictured with the strikers after the settlement had been reached. Beisde her on the right is Mrs Rose Boland, shop steward for the workersJune 1968

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Color Black & White
Keywords Industry,Industrial Dispute,Equality,Equal Pay,Workers,Women,Strikes ,Dispute,Protest,1960s,Politics ,Politician,Reform,Sexual Discrimination,Trade Unions,Motor
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Year 1968
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