Sticky Fingers

Why did 150 girls working in a shoe factory in Richmond, Victoria call on a strike?

Well, one of their grievances was that their new forewoman objected to them chewing gum during working hours.

The director of the company supported the forewoman, claiming that chewing gum was detrimental to the girls’ work, as their hands became sticky!

 

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald, Wednesday 28 August 1929

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