• Short Summary

    A MASS MARCH OF WOMEN FROM THE THAMES EMBANKMENT TO TRAFALGAR SQUARE WAS HELD IN LONDON TODAY (SUNDAY) IN SUPPORT OF A FIVE-POINT PLAN FOR EQUAL RIGHTS AND EQUAL PAY.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PIPE BAND LEADS WOMENS' PROCESSION
    0.19

    2.
    SV WOMEN WITH PLACARDS CHANT "EQUAL PAY"
    0.25

    3.
    SV DITTO
    0.37

    4.
    GV TRAFALGAR SQUARE
    0.40

    5.
    CU MAN WITH PLACARD "WOMEN'S RIGHTS - EQUAL PAY"
    0.46

    6.
    CU WOMEN CHANT
    0.51

    7.
    LV & CU BARONESS SUMMERSKILL
    0.59

    8.
    GV FAN DEMONSTRATORS ASSEMBLED IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE
    1.10



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    Background: A MASS MARCH OF WOMEN FROM THE THAMES EMBANKMENT TO TRAFALGAR SQUARE WAS HELD IN LONDON TODAY (SUNDAY) IN SUPPORT OF A FIVE-POINT PLAN FOR EQUAL RIGHTS AND EQUAL PAY.

    ORGANISATIONS SUPPORTING THE MASS RALLY INCLUDED THE LABOUR PARTY, THE COMMUNIST PARTY, THE WOMEN'S LIBERAL FEDERATION, THE WOMEN'S LIBERATION WORKSHOP, TRADES UNION BRANCHES AND BRANCHES OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS FOR WOMEN MOVEMENT.

    IN THEIR 1969 CHARTER, THE WOMEN ARE DEMANDING THROUGH THE NATIONAL JOINT ACTION CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE - THE REMOVAL OF SEX DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN IN EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION AND SOCIAL AND PUBLIC LIFE. THE INCLUSION OF EQUAL PAY FOR WORK OF EQUAL VALUE IN ALL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN EMPLOYERS AND TRADE UNIONS; ENFORCEMENT BY MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT OF EQUAL LEGAL RIGHTS FOR WOMEN; CO-ORDINATION BY THE TRADES UNION COUNCIL OF A NATIONAL ACTION CAMPAIGN FOR EQUAL PAY AND OPPORTUNITY IN INDUSTRY, AND IMMEDIATE GOVERNMENT RATIFICATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION CONVENTION ON WOMEN'S RIGHTS.

    AMONG THE SPEAKERS AT THE RALLY WAS BARONESS SUMMERSKILL ONE OF THE LEADING SUPPORTERS OF EQUAL RIGHTS FOR WOMEN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA607O8ISSYXE8PN4XW766GY4KI
    Media URN:
    VLVA607O8ISSYXE8PN4XW766GY4KI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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