The Sheffield Workers' Committee, by Edd Mustill

The Sheffield Workers' Committee, by Edd Mustill

Subtitled 'Rank and File trade unionism during the First World War'

Published by Spokesman, 52 pages. A5 size booklet (N7530)

From the rear side cover: This pamphlet describes the development and activity of the Sheffiled Workers' Committee, an unofficial trade union organisation which came into existence in the city during the First World War. The Committee arose in the munitions factories of Sheffield's East End, as a specific response to wartime conditions. At a time when strikes were regarded as a threat to national security, and workers downing tools could find themselves arrested, deported, or taken into the military, the Sheffield Workers' Committee helped to organise industrial action on a large scale as part of both local and national disputes.
The condition of the booklet is generally good. The covers have one or two minor scuffs, but the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.