The General Strike

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The General Strike took place in 1926, it was called off after 9 days. 2.5 million workers took part. 

Causes- They were tensions between miners and the government, it supported owners and stopped strikes. There was a dispute between the mine owners and trade unions over Samuel Commission's report, where wages would be cut but hours stayed the same. The government called off negotiations with TUC. 

The conservative government, ran by Margaret Thatcher was worried there would be a communist revolution in Russia.
The government was prepared, after Red Friday (subsidised delayed miners wage cuts) the miners though the government was on…


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