I came across this inspiring article in The Independent online. As you may know I have a particular academic interest in working class issues, especially those involving women so I thought I would share this with my readers.
The article suggests that in 2016 working class women were the unsung heroes. It’s no surprise that in the year that saw talk turn to Brexit and Trump, ordinary women’s achievements were often overlooked. But who are these women and why haven’t we heard more about them? They range from Teaching Assistants in Durham and Derby, cleaners, hostesses and catering staff operating within the NHS but working for the private contractor Aramark, cleaners in Topshop but again working for a contractor and finally a City print courier. There demands were simple – pay us properly.
Debates aside about what constitutes ‘working class’ this is an article worth reading and can be read in full by following the link below: