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30 years ago

Two political creeds of the 1970s, feminism and workers' representation, were expressed at the STUC (TESS, April 25, 1975).

Janitors and kitchen staff should sit on education committees, the Scottish TUC were told in Aberdeen last week. Mrs Catherine Nikodem, general secretary of the Scottish Women Teachers Association and a member of the Scottish Schoolmasters Association . . . was back at the rostrum championing women. "A free race can never be born of slave mothers," she said. Two thirds of teachers were women, but few became heads of secondary schools, and even fewer gained posts in the inspectorate.

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