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Rouse Ye Women! Glasgow

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Renfield St Stephens Centre

260 Bath Street

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G2 4JP

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Unite Community Scotland and Unite Scotland bring you Townsend Thearter Production of ‘Rouse Ye Women’


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In 1910 the women chainmakers of Cradley Heath focussed the worlds attention on the plight of Britains low-paid women workers involved in the home-working sweated industries, hammering out chain-links in sheds in the backyards of their homes with their babies and children for 5 shillings (25p) for a 50-hour week.

Led by the charismatic union organiser and campaigner, Mary Reid Macarthur, hundreds of women laid down their tools to strike for a living wage.

The success of the ten-week strike more than doubled their earnings and helped to make the principle of a national minimum wage a reality.

Through rousing traditional songs and moving ballads, Townsend Theatre Productions reveals the horrors of sweated labour, Mary Macarthurs stunning national campaign to expose the perpetrators of this appalling employment, the universal sympathy for the workers, the flood of donations, and the events that led to a final victory.

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