Union Members Participate in the General Strike Ca. 1926

Union Members Participate in the General Strike Ca. 1926

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Between May 4 and 13, 1926, unions across Great Britain participated in a sympathy strike to support coal miners who were facing reduced pay and longer hours. The government responded by filling positions in essential industries with volunteers. The government's success in marshalling resources broke the strike after nine days. The miners continued their strike for several more months, but eventually returned to work with reduced wages. Following the general strike, the British parliament passed the Trade Union Act, which made it illegal to participate in general strikes.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : , WPA Film Library, , [1926]
Copyright Date: ©1926
Characteristics: video file,rda
1 online resource (1 video file (2 min., 29 sec.)) : sound
Additional Contributors: WPA Film Library
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