“Queering the Wapping Printworkers Strike

Ward, T. (Advisor)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


As an MA student I presented a paper at the Queer Work/Queer Labour Conference at UCL in 2019. In this paper I examined the history of the queer trade union movement which came out of the 1986 Wapping Dispute to argue the eventual repeal of Section 28 by the New Labour government found its roots not in the social liberalism of the party leadership, but in a relentless trade union effort led by activists originally brought together in aftermath of Wapping during the Trade Unionists Against Clause 28 campaign. https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lgbtq-research/sites/lgbtq-research/files/queer_work_queer_labour_programme_4_2_19.pdf
Held atUniversity College London, United Kingdom