The General Strike 1926

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  • The General Strike 1926
    • Causes of the strike
      • Coal miners working conditions
        • Wages based on results
        • Short breaks
      • Coal miners health and safety
        • Roofs could collapse
        • Blue scars
        • Old equipment
        • 1,100 men killed a year
        • 500 injured a day
        • Coal dust damaging lungs
      • Owners and managers
        • Ponies valued more than men
        • Owners got 7p for every tonne of coal
        • Owners were seen as the enemy
    • The reports
      • The Sankey report 1920
        • The report suggested nationalization of the mines
      • Britain was in more debt after WW1
      • The Samuel Report
        • Suggested pay cuts
        • The Government provided a subsidy for the wages
    • The key events of the strike
      • June/July 1925
        • AJ Cook demands "Not a penny off the pay, not an hour on the day."
        • TUC agreed to support any miners strike
        • Mine owners cut wages
      • May 1926
        • 3rd-12th
          • General Strike starts
          • TUC became scared that the strike was illegal
          • Herbert Samuel proposed a new settlement
          • TUC calls of the strike
            • They said the Memorandum was an acceptable agreement
  • Unhygienic
    • Dark
    • Crowded
    • Dusty
    • Very hot
    • Coal miners working conditions
      • Wages based on results
      • Short breaks
  • The importance of coal
    • Major source of energy
    • Used in other industries e.g. transport
    • Biggest export
    • The General Strike 1926
      • Causes of the strike
        • Coal miners health and safety
          • Roofs could collapse
          • Blue scars
          • Old equipment
          • 1,100 men killed a year
          • 500 injured a day
          • Coal dust damaging lungs
        • Owners and managers
          • Ponies valued more than men
          • Owners got 7p for every tonne of coal
          • Owners were seen as the enemy
      • The reports
        • The Sankey report 1920
          • The report suggested nationalization of the mines
        • Britain was in more debt after WW1
        • The Samuel Report
          • Suggested pay cuts
          • The Government provided a subsidy for the wages
      • The key events of the strike
        • June/July 1925
          • AJ Cook demands "Not a penny off the pay, not an hour on the day."
          • TUC agreed to support any miners strike
          • Mine owners cut wages
        • May 1926
          • 3rd-12th
            • General Strike starts
            • TUC became scared that the strike was illegal
            • Herbert Samuel proposed a new settlement
            • TUC calls of the strike
              • They said the Memorandum was an acceptable agreement
  • 1st
    • TUC told to work with the government on unions behalf
    • Miners strike begins
  • 2nd
    • TUC reach an agreement but couldn't consult the  miners

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