Women in Leadership is just boss feminism

By Beth Redmond Liberal feminism tries to persuade us that increasing the number of women in powerful positions and leadership roles can transform our movement and our society. Although the underrepresentation of women in all ‘public sphere’ areas of society

Women in Leadership is just boss feminism

By Beth Redmond Liberal feminism tries to persuade us that increasing the number of women in powerful positions and leadership roles can transform our movement and our society. Although the underrepresentation of women in all ‘public sphere’ areas of society

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Cleaning workers celebrate International Working Women’s Day

Around fifty cleaning workers, their families, and thirty supporters marched through Kingston, in south west London, on International Working Women’s Day (8 March), with red flags flying. We marched from the train station to Kingston University, for an event organised

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Cleaning workers celebrate International Working Women’s Day

Around fifty cleaning workers, their families, and thirty supporters marched through Kingston, in south west London, on International Working Women’s Day (8 March), with red flags flying. We marched from the train station to Kingston University, for an event organised

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Unison women’s conference 2014: VAW an issue to fight in our workplaces and movement

Unison Women’s Conference 2014 took place 13-15 February in Brighton – a first time delegate tells Women’s Fightback what stood out for her. This was my first Unison women’s conference. I had been concerned that it would be full of individual

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Unison women’s conference 2014: VAW an issue to fight in our workplaces and movement

Unison Women’s Conference 2014 took place 13-15 February in Brighton – a first time delegate tells Women’s Fightback what stood out for her. This was my first Unison women’s conference. I had been concerned that it would be full of individual

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The “anti-feminism” of Tony Cliff

By Lucy Clements Published in 1984, Tony Cliff’s book Class Struggle and Women’s Liberation set out the SWP’s theory on women’s oppression and how to fight it. The book pours scorn on the idea of socialist women organising autonomously to

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The “anti-feminism” of Tony Cliff

By Lucy Clements Published in 1984, Tony Cliff’s book Class Struggle and Women’s Liberation set out the SWP’s theory on women’s oppression and how to fight it. The book pours scorn on the idea of socialist women organising autonomously to

Women and work today

A few stats…  In April-June 2013 13.4 million women were in work, and 42% of these were part-time. Of the 15.3 million men in work 12% were in part-time work. The percentage of male part-timers is rising, while the percentage

Women and work today

A few stats…  In April-June 2013 13.4 million women were in work, and 42% of these were part-time. Of the 15.3 million men in work 12% were in part-time work. The percentage of male part-timers is rising, while the percentage

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Narrowing the gender pay gap

By Janine Booth, European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) Women’s Committee 7 November 2013 was Equal Pay Day in the UK: the day on which, due to the gender pay gap, women in effect stopped being paid for the rest of

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Narrowing the gender pay gap

By Janine Booth, European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) Women’s Committee 7 November 2013 was Equal Pay Day in the UK: the day on which, due to the gender pay gap, women in effect stopped being paid for the rest of

Trouble in paradise

Janine Booth (European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) Women’s Committee) looks at the situation for women working in Finland’s transport industry. Women working in Finland’s transport industry face similar issues to their UK sisters. The largest party in the Finnish government

Trouble in paradise

Janine Booth (European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) Women’s Committee) looks at the situation for women working in Finland’s transport industry. Women working in Finland’s transport industry face similar issues to their UK sisters. The largest party in the Finnish government