Event #1 Women’s Work is Never Done

WE SPEAK. WE ORGANISE. WE STRIKE EVENTS SERIES

Monday, January 15 at 7 PM – 9 PM
The Crypt, St John Church, 200 Cambridge Heath Rd, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PA

Let us be clear: women have always worked, often for little or no money.  We need to organise and strike against a system that divides labour into unpaid, reproductive, ‘women’s work’ and paid ‘real work’ done by men (which we are supposed to be thankful for being allowed entry into and get paid less).  We need to organise and find collective forms of resistance against the epidemic of sexual violence and harassment at work that whispers in our ear that we don’t really belong in the workforce after all.

The Women’s Strike has the potential to fracture our confinement to the domestic and challenge the traditional trade union strategy of reducing industrial struggle to the employment contract. Women, many of us migrants and women of colour, have been and are at forefront of leading grassroots, radical labour struggles, gaining victories for all workers. We will strike and we will win.

Speakers:
Nadine Houghton – Mums for Corbyn, GMB organiser
Claudia Turbet-Delof – United Voices of the World, The London Latinxs
Catherine Morrissey – IWGB Women’s Officer
Valery Alzaga – Labour organiser in social care and NHS, migrants rights activist

ABOUT THE WE SPEAK. WE ORGANISE. WE STRIKE EVENTS SERIES

Women’s Strike Assembly (London) is hosting a series of events to discuss and debate the politics of the women’s strike and growing international feminist movement. The focus of these events is on women’s struggles and our campaigns for gender, racial and economic justice. If you want to get involved in organising for the women’s strike or want to start your own strike assembly at your workplace or in your community, get in touch or come along to one of these events. Childcare will be provided at all events and children are also welcome to attend events.