This edition of the Tyne Tees Television programme 'Access' looks at the pay and conditions of women who go out to work to supplement the family income. In order to organise themselves a group of women are trying to establish a working women's charter group at their place of work. They make representations to their union, who initially are unsympathetic. The film also includes interviews with women who are trying to find jobs with good pay that will fit around family commitments.
A filmed sequence from the Tyne Tees Television programme Commercial Break looking at how women are getting a ‘raw deal’ in the current enterprise culture. The film includes interviews with Charlie Johnson, a freelance training consultant helping women into business in Cleveland, about the problems women face dealing with enterprise agencies and three women about their experiences of setting up and running their own businesses.
This filmed segment for an episode of the Tyne Tees TV current affairs series Briefing looks at low paid, low grade factory jobs for women in the manufacturing sector and compares this trend with a successful business, Northumbrian Computer Management, started at home by Hazel Moody in 1974. A clothing factory in Gateshead features. The episode was first transmitted on 2 April 1984.
A highly visual essay on the North East of England, set to a specially composed musical score. A range of images, often using time lapse, double exposure and slow motion, combine in a colourful montage to present an overview of the region's history and development.
This Tyne Tees Television Today at Six news item covers the closure of the ladies public toilets in the centre of Morpeth. This item was originally broadcast on 7 May 1975. Charlotte Allen reports.
Tyne Tees Television Northern Life news teaser with general views of women strikers with placards picketing the Fashion Industries factory in Moreland Street, West Hartlepool. Includes sound bite from the workers' trade council branch secretary Olga Meene. This item was originally broadcast on 9 May 1977.
Tyne Tees Television Northern Life news report on a strike over pay at the Fashion Industries factory, Moreland Street, West Hartlepool. Includes footage of women workers and trades union supporters picketing outside the factory and interviews with union representatives. Peter Holland reports. This item was originally broadcast on 9 May 1977.
This documentary by Ian Krause documents the women of Easington during and after the 1984 miners strike as they work with playwright Margaret Pine to help write the play "The Last Coal of Spring" about their experiences during the dispute. The film follows them as they work with a theatre director and includes footage of the miners' strike in Easington, Arthur Scargill speaking, women working in food kitchens and the parade at Durham Miners Gala.