150 years of union women

Mary Bamber sculpture
10 Mar 2018
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Free drop-in event, no need to book

150 years ago on 2 June 1868, the Trades Union Congress was formed at the Mechanics Institute in Manchester. Women in the North west have always played a vital and inspirational part in shaping trades unions, so on the anniversary of the TUC and 100 years after women first achieved the vote we look at some of the Liverpool women who have played their part in changing the world of work .

We are delighted to be joined by Professor Krista Cowman, University of Lincoln, and author of 'Mrs Brown is a Man and a Brother - Women in Merseyside’s Political Organisations 1890-1920', who will talk about Jeannie Mole, and Lynn Collins TUC North West Regional Secretary who will introduce the life of Mary Bamber. The event will also hear from present day women union campaigners, sharing their experiences of organising Merseyside’s women today.

  • 1pm Jeannie Mole talk
  • 1.40pm refreshments
  • 2pm Mary Bamber talk
  • 2.30pm Organising Merseyside’s women workers today
  • 3pm finish

This event is part of our International Women's Day and Votes 100: remarkable women event series.