Chapter 5, Equal Opportunities, is now on the website
The bitterest battles between the left and right-wings of the Manchester Labour Party were fought over implementing the Equal Opportunities policy. Whilst some of the older right-wing male councillors were simply nonplussed by the Left’s position, others were openly hostile to women and gay men.
I have finished editing chapter 5 in the Word document and have added it as a page of this website. Read here.
I found this chapter interesting. So many things that are common place and accepted now, but you forget how those changes came about. Many hard fought battles. I think this chapter has more detail about the women’s issues because that is the area of discrimination that Kath was more involved in and fought more for, so that’s what she knew more about in detail. Others will have to add more to the record on the issues of race, disability and sexuality.