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Salute to the militant workers who earned equal pay for women

Ford strike newspaper cutting.
Ford strike newspaper cutting.

It began as a minor 1960s factory dispute over women’s pay grades. But it ended with a victory so potent, that repercussions are still being felt today, writes Alan Powell

This year is the 50 th anniversary of the dispute that led the TUC to accept the principle of equal pay for women which, in turn, led the Equal Pay Act of 1970.