We Need Unions!

We Need Unions!

This session examines the role of young people in developing trade unions, and their involvement in several key labour disputes. The Matchgirls’ Strike of 1888 forms the central case study, and the students are encouraged to think about how and why the young strikers’ agency has been written out of history, as well as the links which can be drawn between historic and contemporary trade unionism.

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