To celebrate is founding 150 years ago the TUC is creating its 150 voices to capture inspiring stories about trade unionists. They include early women socialists as well as more recent oral histories from strikes and industrial disputes.
The TUC already has a great digital library of key documents and images from its history on the Union Makes Us Strong website. It includes details of the Matchworkers strike, the General Strike of 1926 and TUC annual reports. There is also a section on workers during the Second World War which has online posters and accounts from working men and women and the equal pay struggle which details major disputes using documents, images and oral history. The most recent addition is the Britain at work 1945-1995 which has a rich collection of oral histories on working lives. Themes include workers education, race, health and safety at work, women at work and employment law.