Event location: WCML
Date: 26th Oct 2016
Event time: 14:00 to 15:00
Talk by Nicole Robertson, Sheffield Hallam University.
The rising prominence of the clerical sector was one of the most important changes in the twentieth century workplace. As organisations grew larger and more complex the need for greater communication and documentation transformed office work. Clerical workers became a key component of cityscapes and urban communities. Trade unionism during the 1914-39 period is often associated with manual workers; however, office workers were engaged in trade union activity. This talk explores how these white-collar workers challenged, resisted and negotiated their working conditions through clerical unions.
This free talk is part of our autumn Invisible Histories series. All welcome.