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LMF01 Agnes McLean greeting card by illustrator and cartoonist Lorna Miller

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Agnes McLean (1918-1994) was a socialist activist for workers’ rights and Councillor from Glasgow. She was the first women shop steward at the Rolls-Royce aero-engine factory in Hillington, Renfrewshire. 


She worked on the shop floor in engineering component manufacturing for the war with 10,000 other women. She led the women out on strike for equal pay in 1943, supported by the male workers. This move led to actions for equal pay across the UK.  


She loved to dance and in 1993 she visited Cuba to trace the origins of the rumba for the BAFTA Scotland award-winning BBC programme, In Cuba They’re Still Dancing by Barbara Orton.



127 x 177 mm, blank inside

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