South African worker solidarity and Black History Month

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To coincide with Black History Month this October, we thought we would share this poster recently acquired by the library. It advertises UK performances by Sisters of the Long March, an all-women dancing and singing group from South Africa. They were performing to raise awareness and offer solidarity to striking workers at the Sarmcol plant in dispute with the British Tyre and Rubber (BTR) company in the mid-1980s. The performances were presented in association with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) and the TUC.

You can find an earlier blog post on what the TUC Library holds on the subjects of black workers and race relations here.

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