The Media Archive for Central England is the public screen archive for the East and West Midlands. An independent charity and company based at the University of Lincoln, MACE acquires, catalogues, preserves and makes widely available moving image materials that inform our understanding of the diverse cultures and histories of communities between the Lincolnshire coast and the Welsh border.
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Women Try to Stop Lorry Drivers Strike
Two picket lines face-off during the 'Winter of Discontent'.
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One side is a 'load of rabble' whilst the others are 'just plain stupid'. The insults fly as the women of Cadbury's tackle the men of the Transport and General Workers Union who are on picket line duty outside their factory. The cause is an on-going strike by lorry drivers over a pay claim, but the arguments run much deeper and are a reminder that women get less money for a day's work because they are only really working for 'pin money'!