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Byline: By Tony Deeley

PAYMASTER General, Dawn Primarolo MP, will be speaking at this year's Women Chainmakers Festival at the Black Country Living Museum in September.

The Government minister will share the stage with Sarah Veale, who is head of equality and employment rights at the TUC.

Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP Sylvia Heal, who is festival patron, said: "The 1910 Women Chainmakers dispute was a significant moment in labour history with hundreds of low paid women, earning pitiful wages for their work. They successfully fought a dispute which laid the foundations for today's National Minimum Wage."

The festival, which will explore the dispute through drama, dance, poetry and performance, will be held on Saturday September 16.

Tickets priced pounds 6 for adults, pounds 3 for children and concessions and pounds 54 for group bookings of ten are available from from Dudley Booking Office on 01384 812812.

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