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Starting with the London matchgirls strike over working conditions in 1888 and the London bus-girls 'strike for equal pay in 1918, the flame the Ford women machinists kept alive has not yet gone out.
Dockers 'strike (London), following a matchgirls' strike, showed growing organizational power among unskilled workers.
Rivas's book has a cast of characters that includes a local boxer and a washerwoman, along with the matchgirls and the fishermen in the strategically vital port of La Coruna.
Flo had been one of Annie Besant's matchgirls and for many years Alfred represented Tottenham on Middlesex county council, and then the London county council.
One group who suffered were the matchgirls working at the Bryant and May factory round the corner in Fairfield Road (now