Glasgow Rent Strike and 40 hour strike


Glasgow Rent Strike (1915) 

  • 1915 Clyeside engineers began a strike over pay that would last until 1916 
  • Meanwhile property owners used influx of workers to increase the rents of industrial workers 
  • Housewives protested by refusing to pay rents, became the Glasgow Rent Strike 
  • Led by Mary Barbour
  • Helen Crawford and Agnes Dollan also led the Glasgow Womens Housing Associaition 
  • Working Class men soon joined the strike 
  • Used often militant tactics, throwing used laundry and potatoes at rent collectors 
  • November 1915 government passed Mortgage Interest Restriction Act which put a national cap on


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