Biographical entry Robertson, Helen
- Trade Union - Official
Helen Robertson, a Governor of the Homeopathic Hospital in 1902, founded the Tailoresses' Union in 1880. Mrs. Robertson was a leader of the 1882 Tailoresses' strike, the first women's strike, which successully prevented clothing manufacturers reducing the wages of already poorly paid workers and led to a Parliamentary Inquiry into "sweated" labour.
Ross G. Elford
Created: 4 October 2001, Last modified: 18 October 2001