Martin Firrell
Equality for
Women Workers
Lil O'Callaghan was a union steward in the
Transport and General Workers Union
at the
Ford car plant
in Dagenham.

She urged the union to back
strike action
in support of 187 Ford sewing machinists, all women, who were demanding to be recognised as skilled workers and paid the same rate as their skilled male counterparts. 

The actions of these women, their union, and
Barbara Castle,
Secretary of State for Employment, ultimately paved the way for the
Equal Pay Act 1970.

This contemporary artwork re-states the call for equality for women workers. It acts as a reminder that there is still more to be done before full equality is a reality in all women's lives. 

'Equality for Women Workers' is part of, a mass public art project calling for greater social justice.

It aims to create debate about power and gender, women's equality and masculinity, alternative forms of economic and social organisation, black power, and solidarity between people from different backgrounds and ethnicities.

It includes posters, publications and events supported in 2018-19 by the artist's residency with leading Out of Home media company
Clear Channel UK.
Part Of
Union City
Digital billboard
UK, July 2019
800 x 400px 72dpi RGB jpeg
Hi-res image
Artist in Residence, Clear Channel UK