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Resistance to

This is a page from a pamphlet, 'Reminiscences of the Clyde Struggle: Brave stand of the deportees' by David S. Morton.

Shipbuilding and engineering workers on Clydeside were concerned that the introduction of semi-and unskilled workers would undermine the union established wage rates and conditions of skilled men.

After David Kirkwood, shop stewards' convener at Beardmores in Parkhead, Glasgow was denied access in March 1916 to new women workers, shop stewards at Beardmore and at three other munitions factories went on strike. Six stewards were prosecuted under the Defence of the Realm Act and deported to Edinburgh where they had to report to police three times daily. They returned to Glasgow on 14 June, 1917 when restrictions were lifted.

Title Resistance to "dilution"
Maker --
Production Date 1914-1918
Format Pamphlet
Copyright --
Holding Institution TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University
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