last week’s forum on the grunwick strike

Last Monday (24th November) we held an “uncaptive minds” forum on the 1976-77 Grunwick strike, where the film processing labs’ – largely Asian and female – workforce staged an arduous battle for union recognition, finding support from other workers, most notably postal workers who refused to deliver Grunwick’s mail and miners who amassed at the picket lines.

Pete Firmin from Brent Trades Council gave a talk and showed a film before a discussion on the lessons for today.

For a copy of the DVD shown Рrunning time 1 hour 4 minutes, director Chris Thomas, produced by Brent Trades Union Council  Рwrite to Brent TUC, 375 High Road, Willesden, London NW10 2JR. £10.00 including p&p.