“The people united will never be defeated.” That was the chant of determined women strikers in the streets of Toronto nearly forty years ago.
This play brings to life the struggles for justice waged by 250 women cleaners working at First Canadian Place in downtown Toronto, most of them Portuguese. They wanted decent wages and respect for the hard work they did keeping Toronto offices clean.
In June 1984, they walked out on strike and waged a dramatic, colourful six-week fight. And they won. The Toronto Workers’ Theatre Group is delighted to be honouring the memory of these women, for whom a huge mural was recently constructed in Toronto.