The Women Chainmakers Festival 2015

The Women Chainmakers Festival 2015


The Women Chain-makers Festival celebrates the achievements of 800 women Chain-makers who fought to establish a minimum wage for their sectorin 1910. The women were successful in their struggle after holding a 10 week strike.


The strike was led by trade unionist Mary Macarthur who founded the National Federation of Women Workers and later stood for parliament as a Labour candidate. 


Organised by the Midlands TUC and supported by Sandwell Council the family friendly street festival will feature market stalls, fun fair rides, speeches, street theatre, music and debates.  


This year’s festival will be on Sunday the 17thofJuly on Cradley Heath High Street, Cradley Heath, B64 5HJ. 


Please find attached a flyer advertising the event. 


Any further enquiries regarding this LTB should be addressed to the General Secretary’s Office at quoting the reference GS13.5/LTB271/15.


Yours sincerely




General Secretary

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