The event is to celebrate the monumental achievements of Eleanor Marx the co-founder of the union and other radical working women and to link them to current struggles says GMB
GMB will hold the first annual GMB Eleanor Marx Day on 14th January 2016 at the union’s national office in Euston around the birthday of the co-founder of the union 161 years ago on 16th January 1855 in London. The aim is to celebrate and remember the monumental achievements of Eleanor Marx and other radical working women and to link them to current struggles.
The first Eleanor Marx day will consist of an evening with her biographer Rachel Holmes. The author of Striking a Light (The History of the Match Women’s strike) Louise Raw will also speak. There will also be reports from present day struggles with GMB activists currently taking on their employer to fight for fair pa
The details of the event are as follows:
From 7pm on Thursday 14th January,
GMB National Office
22 Stephenson Way,
London, NW1 2HD.
Speeches will be followed by a short discussion and there will be time to join the speakers for food and drinks.The event is free. Priority will be given to GMB members and women although the event is open to all. For tickets go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gmb-celebrate-eleanor-marx-day-with-an-evening-in-honour-of-radical-women-tickets-19684896054