Thu, 30 Mar 2023, 19:30 - 21:00 (GMT)
Working Class Movement Library, 51 Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX
Join the Working Class Movement Library for a talk on Ralph Darlington's upcoming 'Labour Revolt in Britain 1910-1914'.
This talk will be chaired by Paul Kelly, president of Salford Trades Council, and will feature several speakers representing striking workers.
The labour revolt that swept Britain in the early 20th century was one of the most sustained, dramatic and violent explosions of industrial unrest and social conflict the country has ever experienced. It led to widespread solidarity action, phenomenal union membership growth, breakthroughs in both industrial unionism and female union organisation, and a dramatic increase in the collective power of the working-class movement.
With new archival research and fresh insights, and combining history from below and above, Ralph Darlington provides a multi-dimensional portrayal of the context, causes, actors, dynamics and significance of the Labour Revolt.
The event is sponsored by Salford Trades Union Council, Salford City Unison, Manchester Trades Council, North West Labour History Society and Manchester Industrial Relations Society.