Film Night: Made in Dagenham
Based on real-life events, in 1968 the Ford sewing machinists strike over sexual discrimination and force a change in the law.
In 1968, the Ford auto factory in Dagenham was one of the largest single private employers in the United Kingdom. In addition to the thousands of male employees, there are also 187 underpaid women machinists who primarily assemble the car seat upholstery in poor working conditions. Dissatisfied, the women, represented by the shop steward and Rita O'Grady, work with union rep Albert Passingham for a better deal.
Pay at the door - donations average £3 per head but pay what you can.