Nr. 511 / 1972 / United Kingdom
Strike at Brannans
Artist documentation of a London factory strike raising awareness and support
The artist documented the year-long strike of the mostly female factory staff who were demanding better working conditions. The result of his research was an exhibition of newspaper coverage, case histories, wage slips, local people's photographs, films and videos. This action attracted media attention and became the organising centre for strikers. The artist sold copies of a print - strike committee signatures over the factory license - to raise money for the strikers.
Through the exhibition the artist raised money for the strikers.
The project positively influenced the unionisation of Brannan's London Factory.