B ; trade unions ; ext inc inf '15-'19 ; ernest bevin / james henry thomas

'13 how many workers members of trade unions?
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and in '19?
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economic challenges of war led gov to do what
nationalise much industry
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this brought who into direct contact?
trade unions and gov
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why did gov have to co-operate with trade unions?
ensure industrial production constant
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war saw huge strain on?
british labour market
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total male population of?
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how many recryited to army?
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and navy?
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and air force?
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whipping out my calculator that brings us to a grand total of how many men directly involved in the war out of 15m?
5,670,000 (so just over 1/3)
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combined with shortage of what british industry fell?
imported raw materials
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by july '15 mining fell what %?
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inron and steel production?
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initially this did what?
worsened living condts
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and cost of what went up?
living like food / housing / coal / products
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increased to such an extent that by when were miners demanding higher wages?
march '15
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by what %?
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what also put workers / trade unions in strong position to negotiate for improved working condts / wages?
higher demand for industrial workers
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who were @ forefront of efforts to unite union militancy?
ernest bevin + james thomson
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what union did bevin become official for?
dockers' union
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in what year?
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in '16 he was elected to the executive committee of?
National Transport Workers' Association
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fd in?
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realised transport union had to collaborate with which unions to get improved pay / condts?
coal / railway
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james henry thomas responsible for which union?
National Union of Railwaymen
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in what year did he oversee the national rail strike as labour mp for derby?
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what was his position in NUR?
asst secretary
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in which year?
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when did he become general secretary?
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thomas worked with lloyd george within parlaiment to secure improvements in?
workers pay / condts
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after war he worked on tuc general council in the years?
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'20 book when labour rules calmed mcs why
assured had nothing to fear from limited nationalisation + equal worker opp
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what other org came together and united w/ NTWF + NUR?
Miners' Federation of GB
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three unions joined to form triple alliance in?
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what did thomas and bevin believe triple alliance would allow for?
effective co-ordiantion of strike action
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recognised had to work together to incite change
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as labour mp for derby what did thomas work on?
newly formed parliamentary committee of TUC
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which represented combined issues of trade unions from and to?
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then served on TUC General Council that replaced committee in?
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what act was gov response to fears over insufficient shell + ammunition production?
The Munitions of War Act
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in what year?
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under act private companies supplying essential wartime supplies brought under auth of?
ministry of munitions
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act gave minisry powers to do what?
regulate wages / hrs / employment condts
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gov committees would arbitrate on worker / employer disagreements to ensure what?
production not undermined by industrial disputes
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for example ministry's committe e on production in '15 reviewed wages in which industry?
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committee determined national wage rates in engineering and industry and revisited these how often through war?
erry 4 months
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committe granted bonus to skilled workers in engineering / foundries when?
oct '17
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by what %?
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but this caused?
striked from non-skilled worjers
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forcing gov to do what?
extend wartime bonus to all workers
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this act also did what to skilled workers in essential industries?
placed constraints on them
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to prevent them from moving to unskilled but better-payed industries gov did what?
said workmen couldnt' leave employment w/o leaving certificate
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intended to do what?
ensure production from skilled labour didn't decline
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what rlly happened?
gave employers immense power over workers
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bc meant which two things?
no competition for labour / if dismissed hard 2 find work
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employers could treat workers badly and know?
had ctrl over future
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this hindrance to finding new employment caused?
worker resentment
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another grievance was dilution, which is?
use of semi-skilled / unskilled labour including women for skilled work
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why did this cause anger?
undermined skilled worker position
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on the clyde how many women employed?
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so much unrest it caused a strike when?
may '17
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while coal miners didn't suffer dilution it was a highly skilled not easily picked up job so there was anger with the war why?
the miners recruited for army weren't always newest miners but older
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wgen did the gov require miners for tunnelling ops under somme trneches?
april '16
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it agreed to take miners that fit which 2 categories?
entered work since '14 and were single
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shortage of labour meant many new men employed in coal mines werent what?
members of unions
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casued concern with union members and this caused strikes in south wales when?
march '15
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by when had this issue become so serious gov had to intervene?
march '16
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made employers do what for duration of war?
make trade union membershuo cindition of employment for all miners
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and these new challenges from the war were all going on while thomas and bevin were trying to do what?
make sure in triple alliance trade unions had influence as coherent militant group
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