Wildcat action and The Law

On Tuesday Portsmouth postal workers spontaneously walked out of their morning shift in protest over the sacking of a colleague who had been sacked for refusing to do extra work after his shift had finished. They demanded that management reviewed its practices and returned to work once their managers agreed to do this. As both…

Votes for Women: A Timeline of the Women’s Fight in Portsmouth

1869 First petition for female suffrage is presented by Portsmouth. Women are allowed to vote in Borough elections this year. 1870 Further petition for Women’s suffrage presented. 1872 Further petition for Women’s suffrage presented. 1872 First documented meeting for women’s suggrage takes place in Portsea, the dockyard quarter, by a Mrs Ronniger on behalf of…