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Cleator Mill Strike Committee, 29 April, 1915

Despite paying their textile workers low wages of 7-9 shillings (35-45p) per week for 60 hours work, R. Ainsworth & Sons, Cleator Mills, Cleator (near Whitehaven, Cumbria) were awarded valuable War Office contracts to make Khaki and other thread for uniforms. Mary Macarthur's husband, the MP W.C. Anderson, called for an investigation into conditions in the Mills. 250 women, who were members of the National Federation of Women Workers, and 20 boys came out on strike and after 6 weeks, the company conceded their demands for a 10% War Bonus. Full recognition of the union was also obtained.

Title Cleator Mill Strike Committee, 29 April, 1915
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Production Date 1915
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Holding Institution TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University
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