Unite's Celebration of International Women's Day and Julia Varley
West Midlands Unite the Union IWD 2015 celebration
Celebrating International Women’s Day 2015 and the Life of Julia Varle, West Midlands Unite the Union are launching their book about Julia Varley, a champion of the working class.
Julia Varley was one of the first Women Trades Union Officers who came to Birmingham to organise the women workers at Cadburys and was an extraordinary woman who devoted her entire working life to the struggle around improving conditions for people employed in a range of trades and industries. In addition she was a passionate supporter of women’s suffrage and was twice sent to Holloway Prison for her activities on this issue.