Industrial Unrest

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What is a Trade Union?
An organised association of workers in a trade, group of trades or profession, formed to protect and further their rights and interests
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General Strike?
A strike action which involves a large portion of the workforce in the Country
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Strike?
A withdrawal of labour by a group of workers
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A.J Cooks
'not a penny of the pay, not a minute of the day' this is because he knew the railwaymen and transport workers would support the miners as they announced a wage cut an increase of one hour on the working day.
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Black Friday?
15th April 1921- railwaymen and transport workers pulled out not supporting the miners
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Red Friday?
31st July 1925- price of coal fell and mine owners announced a wage cut
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Triple Alliance
3 biggest unions- Railwaymen, Transport workers and Miners. Agreeing to help eachother oppose any action taken by government or employers not in the best intersts of their members
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Strikes declined after 1921?
Economic depression and workers were less prepared to take action wich might threaten their jobs
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Develop of Miner's Crisis, 1921?
previous mine owners once back in control increases hours and cut pay in 1921
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Police Act?
1919, where it was illegal for police to strike
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Days lost to strikes?
85 million days lost to strikes in 1921
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How many workers in Trade Union by 1920
8 million workers
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Special thing about the unexpected Glasgow's engineering unions strike in 1918 and 1919?
.They went on strike because they were paid less than unskilled workers. Government respnded by sending troops and tanks TO Glasgow to break up the strike
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Between 1910- 1914?
series of strikes in Britain, caused by desire among industrial workers to control industries they worked in..
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Industrial Unrest?
1915- Trade Union leaders agreed to ternbate existing trade union disputes
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A strike action which involves a large portion of the workforce in the Country

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General Strike?

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A withdrawal of labour by a group of workers

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'not a penny of the pay, not a minute of the day' this is because he knew the railwaymen and transport workers would support the miners as they announced a wage cut an increase of one hour on the working day.

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15th April 1921- railwaymen and transport workers pulled out not supporting the miners

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