The Chainmakers Strike Of 1910

Breaking their Chains, Mary MaCarthur and the Chainmakers strike of 1910

100 Years ago the women chainmakers of Cradley Heath formed a trade union and won the first minimum wage agreement after a strike battle lasting fo 10 weeks. This increased the wages of the poorest workers by some 150% and remains today one of the most inspiring tales of workers’ struggle.

For those in the UK, it can be ordered in print.

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