Arqueotex Project Collection
Speaker: Anon., - 0, Interviewee, Male, Hosiery worker
Speaker: Murray, R, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Describes starting in hosiery trade as trainee knitter in 1954, hours, high wages, changes in trade, trade union involvement, Holiday Pay Agreement, seamless hose knitting, machines, stress, work study, piece rates, recruitment problems, factory organisation and agreements, break down of 'closed shop', company closures, cheap imports, profits, wage hierarchy, decline in pay, Hinckley's [Leicestershire] position in trade.
Place of birth:
Education: Grammer school
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Hinckley
Periods Covered: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s
Recording Date: 22/9/1997
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Name withheld Item Copyright: ERDF Cult Herit Proj & N.Warwick & Hink College
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