Opinion

Over the past 150 years, Hunter Workers has been a voice for regional needs and a broader social vision

By Steve O'Brien
November 20 2019 - 6:00pm
UNITED: The "large and commodious hall for purposes purely connected with trade union matters" watches over Hunter Street.
UNITED: The "large and commodious hall for purposes purely connected with trade union matters" watches over Hunter Street.

One hundred and fifty years ago this week about 80 brick layers, plasterers, stonemasons, carpenters and labourers (most likely all men) met to set up the Newcastle Eight Hours Committee, the forerunner to Newcastle Trades Hall Council, what we now call Hunter Workers.

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