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Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 9 Mar 2013 23:29

Just watched this film on BBC 2 about the women machinist straking for equal pay. The film was based about 1968.

So do any of you remember this? What was your point of view or that of your parents? I was just about born then, but I loved the actual news footage, shown a man saying he was unsupportive, as they wasnt the main bread earners, huhhh I wonder how many of them women was actually the main earners at that time. This is when the norm was for the man to hand over house keeping and the women used her income to top up the house keeping.

My Dad was heavily active in the Unions and I could just imagine his view and I dont think its readable on here :-D

My sister and OH work at the same place and do exactly the same job and my mum once said " What does Itsmytelly think about Our *** getting paid the same as he does, bet he doesnt like it?" Took me ages to figure out what she ment.