For Ra Page
's Comma Press volume Protest. Stories of Resistance, 2017, MG
chose not only an actual historical setting of grassroots political resistance, but a story involving an actual person: May Hobbs
16 August 1972: Five years after May Hobbs began a strike...
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16 August 1972
Five years after May Hobbs
began a strike of night cleaners at the Ministry of Defence
(supported by the civil servant trade union and others, and by feminist sympathisers), management agreed to the women's demands...