Women Will Rise! Recalling the Working Women’s Charter

edited by Gay Simpkin & Marie Russell


Women will rise! Recalling the Working Women’s Charter includes chapters by women who promoted the Charter, and others looking at what has been achieved since — and what remains to be done.

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In the late 1970s, as the women’s movement was fracturing, trade union women put forward a new agenda to bring feminists and women workers together. The one-page, 16-clause Working Women’s Charter covered …

★ the right to work

★ equal pay

★ an end to discrimination at work

★ better conditions, family leave, flexible work arrangements

★ free, quality childcare

★ reproductive rights

… and more. Challenged by patriarchal union traditions, the women worked hard to win union support for their demands.


About the author


Gay Simpkin, Grace Millar, Hazel Armstrong, Helen Pearce, Linda Hill, Margaret Wilson, Marie Russell, Martha Coleman, Sue Kedgley, Therese O’Connell, Wendy Davis

Additional information

Weight 566 g
Dimensions 160 × 12 × 240 mm

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