Made in Dagenham, yes – but women went on strike in Halewood too

Female machinists at Ford in Liverpool walked out in 1968 in solidarity, but feel they have been airbrushed from history

Women have to unite to tackle the obstacles they continue to face in the workplace, a former sewing machinist at Ford in the 1960s has said on the 50th anniversary of the epochal Dagenham strikes that changed the face of history.

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