B ; trade unions ; ext inc inf '15-'19 ; 40-hr strike '19

when was a glasgow local general strike organisd for 40-hr week?
jan '19
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by who?
Joint Strike Committee
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with war over what happened to the millions of men conscripted
demobilised and looking for work
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JSC of glasgow calculated solution of labour surplus was?
reduce hours employees worked to 40 a week (like any logical person would)
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in early '19 shipbuilders / engineers on clyde + belfast ahd requested reduction in working hrs from 53 to?
47
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what happened here?
agreed to
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which pushed trade unions to?
move for even shorter weeks
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several wacky glasgy TUs wanted try get how long weeks?
30hr
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most intense strike action hwere?
belfast
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so why does the course bum off the clyde?
more dramatic
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in glasgy authorities flipped a **** and thought what was happening?
revlotuion
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in panic dispatched what all over the city?
tanks and troops
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what was the 'battle of george square'
riot broke out there bc police tried to disperse protesters
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this general strike marked change in attitude from?
non-political wartime strikes
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why?
trade unions realised strength of militant protest to influence gov policy
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what thing struck socialist revolution fears?
red flag being raised
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unrest spread to london and who went on strike?
underground workers
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between which months did it seem britain was on verge of revolution?
feb - march '19
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RED CLYDESIDE
DFGD
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through fears socialist agitation whathappened to trade union infleunce?
increased
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what did churchill remark about them in '19?
they were effective device for preventing discontent of post-war unemp + reduced wages
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unions benefitted from fear of revolution as gov hoped what?
trade unionists would ctrl industrial unrest
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revolutions required military suppression but trade unions could be appeased by?
negotiation
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why is this different from glasgow '19?
they overreacted and thought it was a rev so prematurely sent in troops
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glasgow never really area of socialist revolution but from '19-'22 did become centre of?
labour support
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in dec '18 how many out o 15 glasgy seats did labour win?
1
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and in '22?
10
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group glaswegian mps included which 2 boiss?
shinwell + maxton
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they formed a united political grp @ parliament determined to do what?
improve working class conditions
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core of scottish labour mps had 1sthand esperience of what?
how org ind militancy could secure political reform
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JSC of glasgow calculated solution of labour surplus was?

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