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LEICESTER SECULAR HALL

75, HUMBERSTONE GATE

LEICESTER

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Fitting tribute to unsung Trade Union hero Jack Jones who fought his entire life for the underprivileged. Jack took on four of the greatest evils: poverty, fascism, worker ­exploitation and pensioner neglect and he attacked them with such ferocity he was voted The Most Powerful Man in Britain. Because his life was not just one of the most incredible of the past century, but in these times of food banks and zero hours contracts, obscene ­disparities between rich and poor, of the rise of right-wing extremism and assaults on public services, its lessons are as relevant as they’ve ever been.(Brian Reade, Daily Mirror).

Trade unionists and Labour Party members who worked for decades alongside Jones will appreciate the film but it may have greater validity for younger viewers who may never have heard of him. As journalist Owen Jones points out, the casual labour system that meant dockers didn’t know if they had work from one day to the next has returned to torment young workers today through the gig economy, zero-hours contracts and related employment insecurity. (John Haylett, Morning Star).



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75, HUMBERSTONE GATE

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LE1 1WB

United Kingdom

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Organiser Leicester International Brigade Committee with Unite Community Leicester Branch

Organiser of Unsung Hero - The Jack `James Larkin` Jones Story

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