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General Strike (may 3, 1926 – may 13, 1926)

Description:

It was called by the General Council of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in an unsuccessful attempt to force the British government to act to prevent wage reduction and worsening conditions for 1.2 million locked-out coal miners. Some 1.7 million workers went out, especially in transport and heavy industry. The government was prepared and enlisted middle class volunteers to maintain essential services. There was little violence and the TUC gave up in defeat. In the long run, there was little impact on trade union activity or industrial relations.

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British History Timeline: 1900-1951

Date:

may 3, 1926
may 13, 1926
~ 10 days
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