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General Strike of 1926

J. G. Murray

General Strike of 1926

a history

by J. G. Murray

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Published by Lawrence and Wishart .
Written in English


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Statementby J. Murray.
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Open LibraryOL20762199M

The Organisation for the Maintenance of Supplies was a British right-wing movement, established in to provide volunteers in the event of a general the General Strike of , it was taken over by the government to provide vital services, such as transport and communications. The general strike in the United Kingdom was a general strike that lasted 9 days, from 4 May to 13 May It was called by the general council of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in an unsuccessful attempt to force the British government to act to prevent wage reduction and worsening conditions for million locked-out coal million workers went out, especially in.

The General Strike of Timeline created by DEHAENEMathilde. In History. May 4, First day of protests A general strike is called by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) to support the miners in their quarrel with the mine owners, who want to reduce their wages by 13 per cent and increase their shifts from seven to eight hours. Huge numbers. Jul 6, - Explore Adrian Matthews's board "General Strike, " on Pinterest. See more ideas about General strike, Strike, Urban poverty pins.

We cannot simply say that even the majority of the listeners held one 10 Perkins, Anne, A Very British Strike; 3 May May (Macmillan, ) p. 11 Symons, Julian, The General Strike (House of Stratus, ) pp. 12 Broadcasting Press Cuttings May , Book 1E, BBC Written Archives, Caversham 8 political allegiance because this. Published in by Aberdeen People's Press, this book gives a local account of the British general strike of and how it played out in Aberdeen, Scotland. Interestingly the text is critical of the TUC and Labour party whereas most accounts outwith libertarian circles are not.


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The General Strike Of Paperback – January 1, by John Murray (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" — — $ Paperback "Please retry" $ — $ Hardcover from $ 1 Used from $ Paperback $ Author: John Murray.

The General Strike In MayBritain's miners walked out and in a move of solidarity, other industry workers joined them - this was the first ever general strike in Britain.

Part of. Charles Ferrall and Dougal McNeill's book analyses the vast literary response to the General Strike. The Strike not only drew writers into political action but inspired literature that served to shape twentieth-century British views of class, culture and : Charles Ferrall, Dougal McNeill.

Other articles where General Strike of is discussed: Stanley Baldwin: When the miners went on strike (May 4, ) and they were supported with sympathetic strikes in other vital industries, Baldwin proclaimed a state of emergency, organized volunteers to maintain essential services, and refused to negotiate further with labour until the strike was called off (it ended ).

The General Strike of in support of the miners was the most important dispute in British industrial history. It is the only occasion on which the vast majority of the working class have given their industrial, financial and moral support to a group of workers for more than one day.

This book examines the reasons for the dispute, the events Reviews: 3. The book argues that General Strike of 1926 book strike was inevitable but asserts that it was not the disaster that it is often presented as being.

The General Strike of Keith Laybourn, Professor of History and the Diamond Jubilee Professor Keith Laybourn Snippet view - Common terms and phrases.

Trade unions are threatening the biggest campaign of industrial action since the General Strike. So what happened then and what was the scale of the walkout. A general strike is when a group of workers from different industries all stop work in support of each other to win certain demands.

This would bring the country to a halt and make it very hard for the Government to resist giving in to their demands. The general strike of was mainly for the miners; they had low pay and worked long hours. 'Reflections on the great strike' by W.E.

Bowen, President of the Isle of Wight Divisional Labour Party, 22 May 'The General Strike May Trades Councils in action', book published by the Labour Research Department which contains summaries of the activities of many local trades councils and strike committees during the strike.

The general strike of in Britain was one of the largest strikes Britain has ever experienced and, simultaneously, perhaps the least successful. Previous strikes in the wake of World War I (such as, and ) were precursors to the strike of and suggest the extreme volatility of the British economy in the post-World War I.

The book The Women and Men of A Gender and Social History of the General Strike and Miners’ Lockout in South Wales, Sue Bruley is published by University of Wales Press. The general strike: nine days of hope Neil Davidson writes on how the General Strike was much more militant than Anne Perkins’s new book A Very British Strike suggests Published Sat 6.

General Strike, by Jeffrey Skelley,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Yet the events of May have long been encrusted in myths that obscure the real lessons, myths that serve both to shield the ruling-class attack on workers and the trade union leaders who betrayed them in the midst of battle.

This book uses an account of the General Strike in order to re-examine key questions for Marxists today. Communist Party of Great Britain Photographic Collection- This collection includes a range of photos from the General Strike (Box 48) as well as some general photos of miners (Box 45) and their work places, both from before and after the General Strike in In Britain experienced its first - and only - general strike.

The strike had its roots in a long running dispute between coal miners and colliery owners, which was founded on the desire of mine owners to reduce the pay and working hours of miners to increase their profitability. Other forces that contributed to.

The Daily Mirror reveals one British union chief going further: ‘Unison general secretary Dave Prentis said the hour walkout could end up being bigger than the General Strike of The General Strike began on 3rd May, Arthur Pugh, the chairman of the Trade Union Congress, was put in charge of the TUC adopted the following plan of action.

To begin with they would bring out workers in the key industries - railwaymen, transport workers, dockers, printers, builders, iron and steel workers - a total of 3 million men (a fifth of the adult male population).

The General Strike of (New Frontiers in History) Hardcover – December 1, by Keith Laybourn (Author) › Visit Amazon's Keith Laybourn Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central /5(2). Main Article Primary Sources (1) Kingsley Martin first met Winston Churchill while teaching at the London School of wrote about Churchill and the General Strike in his book, Father Figures ().

The General Strike of was an unmitigated disaster. Not merely for Labour but for England. Get this from a library!

The general strike of [Keith Laybourn] -- Examines the reasons for the General Strike and its significance for British society, focusing on events such as "Black Friday" and on the constitutional issues raised. The book argues that the.Learn General strike () with free interactive flashcards.

Choose from different sets of General strike () flashcards on Quizlet.Additional Physical Format: Online version: Murray, John Gilbert, General Strike of London: Lawrence and Wishart, (OCoLC)