The General Strike

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General stike caused by Trades Union Congress (TUC).

Began on Tuesday 4th may 1926.

TUC striked to support miners in their quarrel with mine owners who want to reduce their wages by 13% and increase their working hours by 7-8 hours.

Huge numbers of road transport, bus, rail, docks, printing, gas and electricity, building, iron, steel, chemicals and coal workers stay off work

On Wednesday 5th May The government became aggressive, against the strike and tries to exert greater control over the media. attempts to take control of the BBC and publishes a newspaper - 'The British Gazette'. The government also sends a warship to Newcastle, and recruits 226,000 special policemen.

Thursday 6 May: Middle-class volunteers get some buses and trains, and the


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