When a shoe factory in the small Norfolk town of Fakenham was slated for closure in 1972, its women workers barricaded themselves inside and began a work-in. 50 years later, their struggle should be remembered.
50 years ago this week, tens of thousands of workers turned out to picket the Nechells gas works in Birmingham, turning the tide of the 1972 strike and securing victory for the miners.
Fifty years ago today, miners across Britain walked out on strike in a landmark dispute that popularised the flying picket. We speak to striking workers about their memories on the frontline.
When it comes to telling the story of the labour movement, women have too often been an after-thought – we take a look at five documentaries which buck the trend by putting Britain’s working-class women to the fore.
In January 1993, women from mining communities set up camps at seven mines facing closure. After a year-long struggle, the pits closed – but not before the camps united supporters around the country.