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Song for the Trico Women Workers, lyrics

Song: Song for the Trico Women Workers
Lyrics: uncredited

Music: Sung to the tune of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic"
Year: 1976
Genre: Traditional
Country: England


The TRICO women strikers
Are picketing the gate;
But there's no pay for this shift
Though we're on from eight to eight;
We been out for sixteen weeks now
And we're still prepared to wait
Till we get equal pay.

CHORUS:
Equal pay for women workers
Equal pay for women workers
Equal pay for women workers
We want equal pay.
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The management are not prepared
To give us what we ask
They are saying that they can't believe We're equal to the task
But if men can do what we do
Then their argument's a farce,
So we want equal pay.

(CHORUS)

Now the men they have more money
And they get the shift work too,
Which is something that the management
Won't let the women do;
It's the scabs inside, their bloody pride
Has made the talks fall through
They don't want equal pay.

(CHORUS)

The called for a tribunal
Which is meeting with the bosses
And it's Lord Sir this and Chief High that
With hoighty toighty voices,
I'm sure they've had a lovely time
Complaining of the losses
But we still want equal pay.
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(CHORUS)

The Tribunal's decision
Came out the other day
And we were not at all surprised
By what they had to say,
They didn't give us what we want
So out and out we stay
'Til we get equal pay.

(CHORUS)


Notes:

1 - 1976 strike for equal pay at the Trico-Folberth windshield (windscreen) wiper factor at Brentforth, Middlesex, England. The women won their battle for equal pay to men after 21 weeks.

2 - This song appeared in the Autumn 1976 issue of the women's magazine Shrew.

3 - There is some additional information here Trico and here