Striking Women: Women War Workers in the First Wor at Leeds City Museum
Talk, Thu 24 Nov 2016
Striking Women: Women War Workers in the First Wor
In 1917 and 1918 there was a wave of strikes in Britain and France by war workers as a result of the rising cost of living and dissatisfaction with working conditions. Many of these strikes involved and were led by women workers. This talk will look at some of these strikes, including some that took place in Leeds. The women who led strikes during the war had to act as spokespeople for their other workers, and negotiate with union officials, with management and with government arbitrators. We will consider some examples of these women strike leaders and trace their post-war careers. With Professor Alison Fell, University of Leeds
Map reference: SE 299340 Lat: 53.80145 Long: -1.54749
How to find us Leeds City Museum is located in the city centre, on Millennium Square. By public transport: A 10 minute walk from Leeds railway station and a 15 minute walk from the city centre bus station. By car: On street parking is available on Rossington Street and Cookridge Street. Woodhouse Lane, The Light, Merrion Centre, St John’s Centre and Rose Bowl car parks are all a 5 or 10 minute walk from the museum.
Parking: with charge
Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Leeds station