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All referenced quotes presented on the sidebars in this website are taken from the book Teaching Gender with Libraries and Archives: The Power of Information, edited by Sara de Jong and Sanne Koevoets.

Marks & Spencer – Conditions of Employment Booklet 1996 – Extract 2

Marks & Spencer. 1996. Extract from the Conditions of Employment 1996 Booklet. Page 18-19

This extract from the booklet provides an interesting comparison to the internal M&S documents of the 1940’s. This page can be contrasted to these earlier extracts from internal M&S documents regarding the maternity rights of women employees – see, for example, here and here. These changes can be argued to have resulted from the work of the women’s liberation movement in raising awareness of gender-based discrimination in the workplace, and demanding “equal education and job opportunities”.

E6-1-21 - Conditions of employment 1996 p18

E6-1-21 - Conditions of employment 1996 p19
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Source: Marks & Spencer Company Archive

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