Aireborough Historical Society

1832 Wages Conference




Title
Wages Conference
Date September 1832
Location Yeadon
Photo ID
U492
Comment

 "Advance of Wages On Monday last a meeting of mill owners and manufacturers and a deputation from the Trades Union at Leeds took place at the house of Mr James Spence, the Thornhills Arms Inn, Calverley, in pursuance of a resolution agreed to at a similar meeting held on 27th August at the Seven Stars Inn, Greengates.

    Mr Greenwood of Calverley presided. It was stated that the weavers in the several villages of Yeadon, Eccleshill, Windhill and Shipley had held conferences with their Masters and had come to a satisfactory arrangements as to the future rate of wages. After a conference which had lasted several hours, it was unanimously resolved, on the motion of Mr Joseph Grant of Stanningley, seconded by Mr Simeon Pollard, a member of the Leeds committee that the masters and men in the villages which had not come to any specific understanding should be requested to meet together for the purpose of coming  to an amicable arrangement among themselves"

Image courtesy of the British Newspaper Archives, research by Edwy Harling

 

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