More than 80 years on, the may 1926 british general strike remains a defining moment in the history of the workers' movement its lessons are. Churchill and the general strike boston, 28 october 1995 throughout january and february of 1926, the coal industry, britain~s sole source of energy, was in. It is 91 years to the day since britain came as close as it ever has to a proletarian revolution from the 3-13 may 1926, the general strike called.
This slide show exhibition was compiled for our may day open day to mark 90 years since the general strike of 1926 it draws on our collection. A collection of newspaper bulletins, radio broadcast transcripts and other contemporary reports on the british general strike of may 1926 these primary sources. The 1926 general strike in the united kingdom was a general strike that lasted 9 days, from 3 may 1926 to 12 may 1926 it was called by the general council of.
Scottish express wrecked & cuts (1926) scottish express is vandalised in the early days of the general strike british pathé. The general strike collection comprises material collected by library staff in 1926 and includes tuc documents and bulletins, printed publications and. I think it did succeed, although you have to qualify what success means the strike centred around overturning the taff vale decision meaning.
On the 30th april 1926, the miners who refused the cuts were locked out and britain's coalfields came to a stop the tuc called all trade unionists to strike, and. Writing shortly after the end of the 1926 general strike, fabian economist harold laski remarked, 'my own feeling is not one of disappointment. The general strike began on 4 may 1926 and was the first of its kind the number of strikers was overwhelming - falling between 15 and 175 million people. 1926: the general strike was determined to bring about a showdown with the miners when the 'red friday' subsidy expired in may 1926.
The 1926 general strike in the united kingdom was a general strike that lasted nine days, from 4 may 1926 to 13 may 1926 it was called by the general council . The 1926 general strike was an industrial dispute in the united kingdom 17 million workers went on strike in support of coal miners, but they. 1926 march the general strike was the most significant british labour dispute of the twentieth century it was a huge solidarity action in support. This gives all the reasons fo the general strike of 1926 note to self: if in the exam the question is who can be seen as the most responsible for.
What happened in places such as carlisle and barrow before, during and after the general strike of may 1926 was described by dr robin. According to the first issue of the british worker, the trades union congress newspaper issued during the general strike of 1926, “the strike early laid its. The general strike began on 3rd may, 1926 arthur pugh, the chairman of the trade union congress, was put in charge of the strike the tuc adopted the. Swindon tuc would like to invite you to an exciting event to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the 1926 general strike, to be held from.
The 1926 general strike in the united kingdom was a general strike that lasted 9 days, from 3 may 1926 to 12 may 1926 it was called by the general council. The 1926 general strike in britain represented the european proletariat's last outburst in the years of decline after the great revolutionary wave of 1917-1920. Other articles where general strike of 1926 is discussed: stanley baldwin: when the miners went on strike (may 4, 1926) and they were supported with.