Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Cradley Women Chainmakers' Festival

From this week's TUC UNIONREP's e-newsletter "The festival to be held on 18 September commemorates the 100th anniversary of the fight of the Cradley Heath Women Chainmakers, who in 1910 went on strike for 10 weeks and were successful in winning the first ever minimum wage. The TUC-organised event will celebrate the importance of Trade Union History and women at work.

The event will be held at the Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 4SQ. Speakers include TUC Deputy general Secretary Frances O'Grady and Tony Benn".

Check out the Wolvestuc website for further details.


Anonymous said...

long live Mary MacArthur

Resolute Reader said...

You might be interested in this new website devoted to the struggle of the Chainmakers and Tony Barnsley's new book about them