General Strike

June 30, 2016 8:56 am Published by

The UK’s 1926 General Strike lasted nine days. 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 1.2 million locked-out coal miners. Around 1.7 million workers went on strike, especially in transport and heavy industry. The strike was depicted in Phil Woods’ 1976 play¬†Out for Nine.

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