Labour MP and academic to speak at event presented by Leeds Tribune Club and Vashti Media
Labour MP Jon Trickett and academic Dr Anne Kershen will speak next Wednesday evening at an event jointly presented by Leeds Tribune Club and Vashti Media on the history of Leeds’ Jewish trade unions across almost four decades from the late 19th to early 20th century. The event will take place as a Zoom meeting.
Jewish workers who arrived in Leeds encountered horrendous living and working conditions, leading to the formation of the Amalgamated Jewish Tailors’, Machiners’ and Pressers’ Trade Union. The event will look at the circumstances of the union’s formation and both the ups and downs of its history, as well as how it interacted with the wider socialist movement.
The event is free and open to all. Find more details and reserve a place here.
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