Alf Brogan joined Standard engine shop around the age of twenty having worked at the Co-operative dairy in Nuneaton from the age of sixteen. He was a member of the Transport and General Workers Union. Jessie Brogan began work in the aircraft shop at Standard on leaving school at the age of fourteen in 1943. She was made redundant in September 1945 and returned in May 1946, when she joined the National Union of Vehicle Builders. She became a shop steward in 1950 or 1951 and joined the Amalgamated Engineering Union on starting work on the Avon jet aircraft in the Fletchamstead factory.
Subjects include (transcript page numbers given in brackets): interesting nature of work on Mosquito aircraft (5); Jessie’s hours and wages (5); rise in Alf’s wages on joining Standard from the dairy (12); his hard work washing vehicle parts before assembly (12); tendency of Standard work gangs to look after their own interests (12-14).
Regular clicking and buzzing on recording. Recorded on side A only. TDK D-C120.