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Last updated:10 July 2017

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

Date: 22nd Nov 2017

Event time: 14:00 to 15:00

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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