1926 United Kingdom general strike

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Event.png 1926 United Kingdom general strike (strike) Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Tyldesley miners outside the Miners Hall during the 1926 General Strike.jpg
Date3 May 1926 - 12 May 1926
PerpetratorsGeneral Council of the Trades Union Congress

The 1926 general strike in the United Kingdom was a general strike that lasted nine days, from 4 to 12 May 1926.

What happened?

It was a failed attempt to force the government to act to prevent wage reductions and worsening conditions for 1.2 million locked-out coal miners. Some 1.7 million workers went out, especially in transport and heavy industry. However, the government was prepared, and enlisted middle class volunteers to maintain essential services. There was little violence and the TUC gave up in defeat.

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