This is a podcast about rebel women of the trade union movement. It’s inspired by the recent discovery of a set of minutes books that tell the story of Manchester & Salford Women’s Trades Union Council, 1895 to 1919.
It will introduce you to some trailblazing, risk-taking women who fought hard to improve pay and conditions for poor female workers in the early 1900s and contrast their work with that of young female activists today.
Produced and presented by Abigail Ward.
Featuring: Bernadette Hyland (Mary Quaile Club), Sarah Woolley (BFAWU), Claire Trevor (Unite), Alison Surtees (Bectu), Mary Sayer (Unite) and Michael Herbert (Mary Quaile Club).
Image: Mary Quaile, 1925.
Music: Jennifer Reid, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Electrelane.
Amy Bulley was voiced by Alex King.
Eva Gore Booth was voiced by Kate Breitholtz.
Special thanks to: Working Class Movement Library, Manchester Histories and GMCA.