The Night Cleaners - FREE SCREENING + Q&A WITH THE FILMMAKER

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Preston Community Library

Carlton Avenue East

Wembley

HA9 8PL

United Kingdom

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Producer Humphrey Trevelyan will introduce this film made by members of the Berwick Street Collective during 1970-1972 .

Documentary about the campaign to unionise the women who cleaned office blocks at night and who were being victimised and underpaid by their employers.

From 1970, women who cleaned office blocks at night in London were encouraged by ex-cleaner May Hobbs - assisted by members of the Women's Liberation Movement - to unionise and fight for better pay and working conditions. It shows their isolation; vacuuming, polishing, dusting, wiping desks in large City towers; obscured as unregulated workers – and unseen by their nocturnal work.

The film stretches beyond the workplace into the lives and communities where the women care for their families and look after their homes. Their struggle was a resistance agains the odds, a symbol of hope from a vulnerable group of workers. It gives food for thought about working conditions of many workers today.

Doors open 7:15pm for a 7.30pm start.

Saturday Night is Film Night at Preston Community Library! We show weekly films to our members [simple to join at the door].

For information, the library is between Preston Road and Longfield Avenue, opposite the Preston Pub. Tube is Preston Road, buses are 223, 79 and 204.

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The film is suitable for all.

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Yes please. - or show it on your phone/tablet.

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Preston Community Library

Carlton Avenue East

Wembley

HA9 8PL

United Kingdom

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