1968 – Dagenham Strikes

Female workers at the Ford plant in Dagenham went on strike for three weeks demanding equal pay. They argued that their work as machinists was equal to the highly skilled production jobs done by men.

The Dagenham strike leads to the Equal Pay Act being passed in 1970, which comes into force in 1975. The Act prohibited the introduction of different pay scales for the same work based on gender.

1968
1968