General Strike

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  • Created on: 13-04-19 19:00
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  • General Strike
    • Key Events
      • 1917 - Russian revolution
      • 1926 - General Strike
      • 1927 - Trades Disputes Act limits union action
      • 1929 - Great depression, 1/2 million left their unions
    • Aims
      • 13% cut in wages
      • Increase in shift length from 7 to 8 hours
      • Coal miners made up 1 million people
    • Methods
      • 7 million protesters
      • Derailed the "Flying Scotsman"
      • Rousing speeches
    • Government Response
      • Middle class volunteers
      • Used the Emergency Powers Act of 1920
      • Armed police
      • Tanks rolled into Liverpool
      • 2 battleships docked at Merseyside
      • Condemned by the Catholic Church
    • Outcomes
      • Trade Union Congress called off the strike 13th May 1926
    • Significance
      • Long Term
        • Limited the power of Trade Unions
          • Trade Disputes Act 1927
        • Employers restricted rights of workers
        • Decrease in Union membership
      • Short Term
        • Aims not achieved
        • Demonstrated the power of the working class
        • Known troublemakers blacklisted and limited in job opportunities

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