Organising Scotland’s Hospitality Workers

For too many low-paid and precarious workers in Scotland, conditions resemble those of the mills in generations past.

Workers on their way out of Campendown mills in Dundee. (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images.)

After a mass strike of Dundee millworkers in 1906 was offered no formal support from their existing trade union, Mary Macarthur and John Reed of Dundee Trades Council founded the Dundee and District Union of Jute and Flax Workers. Upon its foundation, the union had over 3,000 members; by its peak in the twenties, the […]

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