Theory & Struggle

Equal pay struggles on the Clyde

The organising that took 8,500 workers from isolation and union hostility to Scotland’s largest equal pay strike in 70 years

Theory & Struggle (2020), 121, (1), 98–103.

Abstract

This article examines the fight for equal pay at Glasgow City Council: the techniques, tools and tactics used by unions before and during the strike in 2018. Focusing initially on the organisation of female-dominated occupational groups in the council, it then considers the solidarity and support demonstrated by council workers in male-dominated occupations and compares that to the tactics and tools used by the female workforce in combination with male-dominated trades at the Beardmore works in Parkhead in 1915.

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McClary, Jennifer