Mansfield picket

In October 1972, 500 workers in Mansfield Hosiery Mills Ltd in Loughborough came out on strike because the Asian workforce had been effectively denied access to the best paid jobs on knitting machines and their union, the National Union of Hosiery and Knitwear Workers, had failed to support them in their attempts over many years to gain promotion. The strike lasted some 12 weeks and the Union did make the strike official, but the eventual success of the strikers was made possible through the support of local community organisations and political groups, and Asian workers from other factories. This article on the strike is by Bennie Bunsee and appeared in Spare Rib, no 21, March 1974.

Title Mansfield Hosiery strike 1972
Maker Trades Union Congress
Production Date 1972
Format Photograph
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Holding Institution TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University
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