Commemorating Mrs Desai

Last Friday was delighted to attend the event to mark the completion of Brent Housing Trust’s (BHP) recent acquisition -  the flats development in Chapter Road beside Dollis Hill tube.  Was also the opportunity to view the newly named “Grunwick Close” and the commemorative plaque to the late Mrs Jayaben Desai who was instrumental in leading the dispute with the Grunwick company on the site in 1976. The predominately female employees protested about working conditions and the refusal of bosses to recognise their union status.  Mr Desai was invited to the event and was delighted that his late wife was remembered and I am grateful to BHP for including it at the development. The small plaque says:

Jayaben Desai
2nd April 1933 to 23rd December 2010
Leader of the
Grunwick workers strike

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