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More Looms Crisis, 1932

Following a long term trade and financial crisis in the cotton industry, employers tried to impose wage cuts and longer hours. Wages were 38 shillings for a 48 hour week for a person running four looms. Weavers in Burnley came out on strike and this escalated to a national strike in August 1932. After four weeks, the strike ended on September 28 on the basis of much reduced wage cuts and an improved conciliation system. This is often known as the More Looms Strike. This article 'Lancashire women and the crisis' was written by Eva Nutter and appeared in the August 1932 issue of The Power Loom, published by the Nelson and District Weavers Association.

Title More Looms Crisis, 1932
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Production Date 1932
Format Document
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Holding Institution TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University
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