You are in: Display

Brassworkers' letter, 1908

Letter from W.J. Davis of the National Society of Amalgamated Brassworkers and Metal Mechanics to Miss Smythe, the Birmingham and District local organiser for the National Federation of Women Workers dated 17 September 1908. Miss Smythe had begun to organise women brassworkers and had written to the Union for support. Davis's reply explains that his union would not support women doing 'men's work' and criticises Mary Macarthur's opposition to a resolution at the 1908 TUC Congress calling for legislation to prevent women's employment in certain metal trades.

Title Brassworkers' letter, 1908
Maker --
Production Date 1908
Format Letter
Copyright --
Holding Institution TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University
Related Objects Brassworkers' leaflet, 1908
If you would like to contact us in relation to either the objects you see here, or the site itself, please use our Feedback Form