Why don't we hear more about The Grunwick Strike?
Two years it lasted!
The strikers being mostly immigrant Asian Females (after Idi Amin had ordered their expulsion from uganda😪 )led by the incredibly brave Jayaben Desai (pictured above)
They were simply fighting for a liveable wage and better working conditions.
It grew into a massive movement. 1000's of arrests, and a uniting of unions.
It was an incredibly brave thing to do by these Women. One remarked on how big and frightening the police seemed. Until the bus of giant Welsh miners arrived to protest in solidarity.... The film was moving for me. 😅
The strike did a lot to improve racism and immigrant working conditions. But why has it been forgotten? Has it been forgotten?
Maybe now we choose to remember giant sporting victories, or gigantic financial success stories.
Well I for one think this is worth remembering.