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  • Made in Dagenham: Exploited for Low Pay

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    Rita O'Grady works for the Ford Motor Co. plant in Dagenham, England. Despite performing the specialized task of sewing upholstery for car seats, women are classified as unskilled labor and paid much less than men. Encouraged by a sympathetic union representative, Rita agrees to bring the women's grievances to Ford.

  • Made in Dagenham: Rights Not Privileges

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    Rita O'Grady works for the Ford Motor Co. plant in Dagenham, England. Despite performing the specialized task of sewing upholstery for car seats, women are classified as unskilled labor and paid much less than men. Encouraged by a sympathetic union representative, Rita agrees to bring the women's grievances to Ford.

  • Made in Dagenham: Set Up The Meeting!

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    Barbara Castle tells her officers to set up a meeting with the machinists to discuss equal pay. When her officers suggest that the working women's cause does not have credence, Barbara scolds them and orders them again to set up the meeting.

  • Made in Dagenham: We Ain't Politicians; We're Working Women

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    Barbara Castle tells Rita O'Grady and her group that she will get them equal pay, in time. Rita does not agree with the delay in receiving equal pay; she wants an agreement now.

  • Made in Dagenham: The Girls Aren't Taking These Union Terms

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    Rita talks to Ford management about women's classification as semi-skilled workers. She shows just how skilled their work is and sets out some labor terms. Rita stands up for her rights and the rights of her fellow female workers.