Rent Strikes

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  • Created by: Rebecca
  • Created on: 28-04-13 21:09

Why? --->

  • Industrial expansion - Glasgow (1915) - workers migrating to the central belt to contribute to war effort (shipbuilding, munitions)
  • Workers took what they could get ---> high prices, low standards.
  • Demands for housing soared, landlords simply increased the prices of rent. (Govan - rents rose by around 20%)
  • Landlords took advantage of the fact that the men were fighting in the armed forces…


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