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Mary Macarthur

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Mary Macarthur

Person  Female  Born 13/8/1880  Died 1/1/1921

Suffragist and trades unionist. Born Mary Reid Macarthur in Glasgow. She was the general secretary of the Women's Trade Union League and was involved in the formation of the National Federation of Women Workers and National Anti-Sweating League. In 1909 she led the women chain makers of Cradley Heath to victory in their fight for a minimum wage and headed a strike to force employers to implement the rise. 

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Unveiled on the eve of International Women's Day.

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