Women Tagged 'Trade Unionist'

Macarthur, Mary – Trade Unionist

Posted on November 14th, 2012 · Posted in Further Footsteps

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… read more

Margaret Fenwick

Posted on May 28th, 2012 · Posted in Twenty-five Footsteps

Margaret was a redoubtable mill-worker and trade unionist from the age of 15. At the same time as bringing up four children, she became the first woman General Secretary of a British trade union – the Dundee & District Union… read more

Paris, Margaret Nixon (Peggy) – Activist

Posted on January 8th, 2020 · Posted in Further Footsteps

Peggy was part of Dundee city’s labour movement’s tradition of strong, active, committed women. Born in Lochee the youngest of three children she won a bursary to an academy; however the cost of books proved prohibitive. Her ambition was to… read more