Clementina Black, writer, suffragist and friend of Eleanor Marx; a key activist in the National Anti-Sweating League; born Brighton, 27 July 1853; died at Barnes, 19 December 1922.
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“In 1888 she attended the Trade Union Congress where she moved a motion on equal pay for equal work.” Which the Labour Party made law in 1976 (from memory). Sometimes, I think I should rejoin the Labour Party; sometimes I think that a random collection of mental asylum escapees would have taken less than 88 years to move such a reasonable proposition into law (especially as female labour got us through two world wars, before HMG taking a further 31 years to recognise their worth).