This book, first published in 1941, is concerned to relate the argument for Trade Unionism to the needs of women who work, whether in their homes or outside them. It is, in part, a historical analysis of the inter-war years, and it also prefigures the changes to women’s working conditions brought about by the two World Wars. War necessitated the mass employment of women, and Trade Union action had greatly improved the position of the woman war-worker of 1941 compared to a quarter century previously. This invaluable book examines that Trade Union action.
Table of Contents
1. Background of Fact 2. ABC of Trade Unionism 3. Organisation As It Is Today 4. The Women’s Trade Union League 5. The Fight for Trade Boards 6. 1914 7. Post-War 8. A Brief Survey of Certain Major Employments 9. Payment 10. Some Problems 11. And Now?
Mary Agnes Hamilton was the Labour MP for Blackburn from 1929 to 1931. From 1940, Hamilton worked for the US branch of the Ministry of Information. She was made a CBE in 1949