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Last updated:27 May 2016

"Organise, educate and agitate": trade unionism and office workers in Britain, 1914-39

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.

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