This woman was not a Dundonian, but perhaps deserves a mention. A Glaswegian, in 1906 she became founder and secretary of the National Federation of Women Workers. She came to Dundee in ‘the snowstorms of March 1906′ to support a jute workers’ dispute; it was not officially organised so the employers just locked the workers out. So Mary (by now a TU official) started the Dundee Union of Jute & Flax Workers. She held a meeting in Gilfillan Hall and talks with the Dundee Trades Council, and within a week had enrolled 3,000 members. A month later she returned, and got them to affiliate to the General Federation of Trade Unions (a mutual insurance agency). Mary was “….not at all like the usual female agitator” but “blue-eyed, fair-haired & charming”.