Thursday, 26 October 2017

Oct 27, 2017 - Life on the line: Women Strike at Eaton's 1984-85

When: Friday, October 27th, 2pm Where: Fred Thury Studio Theatre, Vanier College, York University Life on the Line, a play by Patricia McDermott with Vrenia Ivonoffski, follows the course of a six-month strike by Eaton's workers in 1984-85. The play engages wider themes of precarity, class exploitation, gendered work, and racialization in the retail sector. The strike highlighted the need to reform first contract legislation and was an integral episode in the struggle to form unions in the service sector, themes which have continuing relevance today. All are welcome. Admission is free. Seating is limited. Please RSVP via EventBrite: