We are the lions: the story of the Grunwick strike 1976-78

19 October 2016 at 9am-8pm Monday to Friday, 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday to 26 March 2017 at The Library at Willesden Green, 95 High Road, Willesden, London, NW10 2SF
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we are the lions posterLed by Asian women the Grunwick strike challenged stereotypes, changed trade unions and inspired others to stand up against injustice. Visit this moving exhibition to find out more.

"What you are running is not a factory, it is a zoo. But in a zoo there are many types of animals. Some are monkeys who dance on your fingertips. Others are lions who can bite your head off. We are the lions, Mr Manager." Jayaben Desai, leader of the Grunwick strike.

40 years ago a group workers in a backstreet Willesden factory stood up to their unfair bosses and kick-started one of the longest and most important industrial disputes in British history. Led by Asian women, the Grunwick strike challenged stereotypes, changed the face of trade unions and inspired a generation of people to stand up against injustice.