Thursday, March 03, 2022

West Ham Poor Law - May Day 1933

A great bit of local Labour movement history. I believe this is from a NUPE publication (one of the predecessor unions that formed UNISON) archives dated 1933. 

The NUPE branch took up the issue of "wardsmaids" employed at Whipps Cross Hospital with West Ham Council to get them a day off in lieu if they worked on May Day. 

At the time (pre NHS) West Ham Council were responsible for Whipps Cross hospital (despite being out of the borough) under Poor Law provisions. 

I will repost on Newham History Facebook page for any further info.

Hat tip @LondonNurse2015


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