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1911: Industrial Unrest in Glasgow

Duration: 08:08

Witness and active member of the Clydebank Singer Sewing Machine strike , Jane Rae, tells the story of what happened during the Singer factory strike.

1911 is a time of growing industrial unrest throughout Britain as the industrial workers begin to protest against their wages and conditions. Twelve women walk out of work at the Singer sewing machine factory in Clydebank in protest against new working practices that meant more work for no more money. The Singer factory is a huge industrial plant, the largest sewing machine factory on the planet. On the 21st of March it is brought to a standstill as most of the eleven thousand workers, both men and women, join the strike.

Available since: Tue 10 Jan 2012


Jane Rae
Pauline Goldsmith
Director of photography
Neville Kidd
John McGeoch
Emma Lennox
Carolynne Sinclair Kidd
Executive Producer
John Archer
Clara Glynn

This clip is from

1911 Review of the Year

Explores the headline events of 1911 including the theft of the Mona Lisa in Paris.

First broadcast: 13 Jan 2012

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