A pop-up exhibition the Union of Shop Distributive and Allied Workers ‘Usdaw: 125 Years Strong’ will open to the public from 1 to 30 November 2016 at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery.
The exhibition reviews Usdaw’s social history and showcases campaigns then and now in the areas of safer workplaces, better conditions, improved pay and fairness at work. The exhibition offers a fascinating insight into the rights of shop workers through the years.
“One hundred and twenty five years ago, representatives of workers met in Manchester and Birmingham to establish the trade unions which would, in 1947, amalgamate to become the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers” said Cllr Dawn Poole the council’s lead member for leisure. “We are really pleased to be hosting this exhibition as part its tour during 2016 especially with Hastings’ history of early socialism and the Robert Tressell connections with the town”.
The exhibition opens at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery on 01 November with FREE entrance.
More information of events at Hastings Museum can be found from their website www.hmag.org.uk