Brave hearts and missionary zeal - the National Federation of Women Workers 1906-21. Talk by Cathy Hunt

Wednesday, 22nd November, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Hosted by Working Class Movement Library

Endemic low pay, deductions and fines, intimidation and insecurity – some of the things women across Britain faced at work in the early 20th century. This talk shows how one union, the all-female National Federation of Women Workers, led by Mary Macarthur, sought not just to help but to encourage activism and fight back at the local level.

Cathy Hunt is a historian and honorary research fellow, Coventry University.

This talk is part of the Invisible Histories series - all welcome, admission free, light refreshments afterwards.

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