General strike (britain) bibliography the general strike of may 1926 was the most important industrial conflict in british history and the only occasion. In 1926 tensions in britain were running high the miners, backed by workers from other industries, staged a strike to protest against proposals. Other articles where general strike of 1926 is discussed: stanley baldwin: when the miners went on strike (may 4, 1926) and they were supported with. This gives all the reasons fo the general strike of 1926 note to self: if in the exam the question is who can be seen as the most responsible for. The general strike collection comprises material collected by library staff in 1926 and includes tuc documents and bulletins, printed publications and.
In 1926 the general council of the trades union congress (tuc) called out workers on a general strike for nine days in an unsuccessful attempt to force the. General strike of 1926 in 1926, britain's economy was struggling, and profits in the coal industry had fallen the coalmasters announced they. The 1926 general strike - whose 90th anniversary we celebrate this month - was, alongside the movement of the chartists in the 19th century,.
In may 1926 workers across britain stopped work in support of the miners who faced a general strike committee was established by the trades council and . The 1926 general strike in the united kingdom was a general strike that lasted 9 days, from 3 may 1926 to 12 may 1926 it was called by the general council of. Swindon tuc would like to invite you to an exciting event to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the 1926 general strike, to be held from. The 1926 general strike in britain represented the european proletariat's last outburst in the years of decline after the great revolutionary wave of 1917-1920. The nine days of the general strike in may 1926 shook the foundations of british society as over 15 million workers across the country downed.
The general strike began on 4 may 1926 and was the first of its kind the number of strikers was overwhelming - falling between 15 and 175 million people. More than 80 years on, the may 1926 british general strike remains a defining moment in the history of the workers' movement its lessons are. In trade union history 4 may 1926 is a special date – the day the general strike took place in britain given all the myths that have sprung up and the siren calls. The 1926 general strike was an industrial dispute in the united kingdom 17 million workers went on strike in support of coal miners, but they. This paper addresses the soviet analysis and response to the british general strike of 1926 in the light of newly available documents the recently discovered .
More than a million public sector workers strike - but last time, in 2011, the action was more a war of words over the turn-out than one of attrition. The massive 1926 general strike was a turning point in bringing about a 'passive revolution' in the general acceptance of the need for the. Marxism and trade union struggle has 17 ratings and 2 reviews matt said: the necessity for rank and file working class activity in the trade unions whic. General strike in england 1926 series of scenes representing work at standstill: a few shots of mine with no workers still train tracks nearly empty railroad.
By annie whitehead exports down, worries over trade in europe, threats to minimum wages, and to british industry, 'black friday', and oh, yes,. The general strike took place from 4-12 may 1926 following several years of industrial unrest following the first world war, the coal industry in britain faced. The general strike in 1926 was arguably the most momentous event of the 20th century in peacetime britain the nine days of industrial action.