On this day in 1954 the world lost the amazing Frida Kahlo. She is celebrated by feminist and LGBTQ+ activists for her uncompromising portrayal of the female form through her art. She also explored themes of race, post-colonialism, disability and class. Although popularised by her fashion, politics was at the core of everything she did.
On this day in 1888 the Match Women succeeded in shutting down the entire Bryant & May factory, following the dismissal of their colleagues who were suspected of being the whistleblowers in Annie Besant's article, White Slavery in London. Although contested by some (male!) historians, there is solid evidence that the Match Woman lit the fuse for a series of strikes, including the Dock Worker's strike the following year. Their contribution to the labour movement should not be underestimated.
🎥 The Government is happy to thank our vital public sector workers - but still won't reward them with a proper pay rise. Our Sarah James, a Local Government worker in the West Midlands, appeared on Channel 4 News to tell the PM: 'show your appreciation with more than empty words'. Public sector worker? Go to www.paypinch.org to find out how much the public sector pay cap is costing you, and to sign our petition. Not a member? Help us fight for the pay rise all public sector workers deserve. Go to www.gmb.org.uk/join For the full story: https://www.channel4.com/news/no-10-says-no-change-on-public-sector-pay#PayPinch
Fifty years on from the Stonewall Riots, Midlands Zone takes a look at the events leading up to 28 June 1969 - a ‘moment in history’ that signposted the route to equality for the LGBTQ community acros.
🏳️🌈✊🏾🏳️🌈✊🏿 Fifty years on, we still can't be complacent! On this anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, we take a look at the events leading up to 28 June 1969 - a ‘moment in history’ that signposted the route to equality for the LGBTQ community across the western world.
On our way to Halesowen and what a glorious sunny day to remember Jo Cox xx 😘 Thank you to the GMB organising team and activists for making the #GreatGetTogether happen in memory of Jo Cox. We will have a lovely afternoon celebrating Jo’s life and enjoy catching up in true community spirit and wonderful conversation. Jo would be so proud to see all the events taking place across the country in her honour. 🌹🌹🌹🥰🥰🌹🌹🌹GMB Union GMB West Midlands There is still time to join us please come along all welcome