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Women leading the labour movement

Date
Sat 21.09.19
Timings
5:30pm – 7pm

Women are on the frontlines of a new wave of highly effective, militant trade unionism. Organised working-class movements are the beating heart and the backbone of the fight to build industrial power, workplace democracy, and a society that works for the many. Join British and international leaders from the labour movement to learn lessons from their current key struggles and to work out how, together, we can build the global movements and cross-border solidarity we need for real and lasting transformation.

Speakers

Bonnie Castillo, RN, is Executive Director of National Nurses United (NNU), California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC), an all-RN professional organization and union with a membership of more than 150,000 throughout California and nationwide

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Shelly Asquith works for a trade union, writes a column for LabourList and studies at the Dept of Media & Comms at Leeds University.

General Secretary of the University and Colleges Union (UCU) and senior lecturer in employment relations

Camille Barbagallo is a postdoctoral researcher. Her research focuses on ‘women’s work’ that is both waged and unwaged and addresses questions of gender, social reproduction and labour relations. She is the editor of Women and the Subversion of the Community: A Mariarosa Dalla Costa Reader (PM Press, 2019) and author of Mothers & Others: The Politics of Work in Neoliberal Britain (MUP, forthcoming). For Decrim Now she focuses on the unionisation of sex workers, strippers, dancers and hostesses.

Diane Abbott MP is Shadow Home Secretary and MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington.

Maritza Castillo is the chair of the University of London branch of the IWGB

Diana Holland is an Assistant General Secretary of ​Unite​ where she is responsible for Equalities as well as transport and food sectors. She has spent ​25 years serving on the ​National Executive Committee​, making her the longest continuously elected NEC member.

Organisers

National Nurses United is the largest organization of registered nurses in the United States.

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