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assessment of the general strike with respect to mining and the miners lockout of 1926

Ian Peel

assessment of the general strike with respect to mining and the miners lockout of 1926

a comparison between the attitudes of Lancashire and Cheshire miners with the rest of the United Kingdom.

by Ian Peel

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Published .
Written in English


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ContributionsManchester Metropolitan University. Department of Economics and Economic History.
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Open LibraryOL19841385M

4 ER & THE MINERS Prelude At midnight on Sunday January 9th , the , miners of the British coal pits launched their first national strike action since the great strike of , almost half a century Size: 1MB. Archive photographs in their context #1 – The miner’s strike We have a couple of photographs in our archive that date from the late nineteenth-century and, from the text that’s been added to them, appear to relate to a miner’s strike that took place in File Size: KB. * George Spencer was an official of the Nottinghamshire Miners Association who led a breakaway from the MFGB in at the height of the General Strike. Called the Nottinghamshire and District Miners’ Industrial Union and based mostly in the Dukeries district at the eastern end of the Nottinghamshire coalfield, it lasted for 11 years before.


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assessment of the general strike with respect to mining and the miners lockout of 1926 by Ian Peel Download PDF EPUB FB2

The mining lockout was the biggest British industrial dispute of the 20th century. At the end of April, 1 million miners refused to accept swingeing wage reductions. A hesitant Trades Union Congress called the General Strike in their support but, after nine days of unprecedented solidarity, ignominiously surrendered.

The general strike in the United Kingdom was a general strike that lasted nine days, from 4 May to 12 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 reductions and worsening conditions for million locked-out coal million workers went out, especially in.

The Miners Lockout. Meanings Of Community In The Durham Coalfield. Hester Barron. Oxford University Press. £ The Miners' Lockout. Meanings of Community in the Durham Coalfield.

Barron, Hester, Lecturer in History, University of Sussex Print publication date: Print ISBN Review by Dave Douglass.

The miners' lockout of was a pivotal moment in British twentieth-century history. Opening with the heady days of the general strike, it continued for seven months and affected one million miners.

In County Durham, where almost three in every ten adult men worked in the coal industry, its impact was : Hester Barron. The miners' lockout of was a pivotal moment in British twentieth-century history. Opening with the heady days of the general strike, it continued for seven months and affected one million miners.

In County Durham, where almost three in every ten adult men worked in the coal industry, its impact was by: 6. The miners' lockout of was a pivotal moment in British twentieth-century history. Opening with the heady days of the general strike, it continued for seven months and affected one million miners.

In County Durham, where almost three in every ten adult men worked in the coal industry, its impact was profound. Hester Barron explores the way that the lockout was experienced by Durham's.

The Miners’ Lockout was part of the General Strike ofcalled by the General Council of the TUC (Trades Union Congress) in an attempt to prevent the Government of the day from lowering the wages and making conditions worse for somecoal miners nationwide.

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 miners' lockout of was a pivotal moment in British twentieth-century history. Opening with the heady days of the general strike, it continued for seven months and affected one million miners. In County Durham, where almost three in every ten adult men worked in the coal industry, its impact was profound.

Hester Barron explores the way that the lockout was experienced by Durham's. The fundamental aim of this book is to provide a gendered history of the General Strike and Miners' Lockout of This topic necessitates a detailed account of gender relations before, during and after the Lockout and this must necessarily be grounded Author: Sue Bruley.

The general strike and miners' lockout of in South Wales: oral testimony and public representations. / Bruley, Sue. In: Welsh History Review, Vol. 26, No. 2,p. Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleCited by: 2. Loyalties between miners and members of other occupational groups remained unpredictable.

Shopkeepers who depended on mine families' custom often supported the miners' decision to stay out. In contrast, some non-mining manual workers who participated in the General Strike of resented the fact that miners were better paid than they were.

Though the General Strike only lasted 10 days the miner’s strike continued. Here the Co-operative MP for Hillsborough, A. Alexander, held a meeting where a collection was made on behalf of the miners lockout fund, 11 Jun ² Surprisingly, the miners’ lockout of has been the subject of little dedicated historical scholarship, although the collection of essays in J.

McIlroy, A. Campbell, and K. Gildart (eds), Industrial Politics and the Mining Lockout: The Struggle for Dignity (Cardiff, ) has begun to fill the gap. The general strike and miners' lockout of in South Wales: oral testimony and public representations.

Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleCited by: 2. 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 United Kingdom general strike was a general strike that lasted nine days, from 4 May to 13 May It was called by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in an unsuccessful attempt to force the British government to act to prevent wage reduction and.

Buy The Women and Men of A Gender and Social History of the General Strike and Miners' Lockout in South Wales by Sue Bruley (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(1). General Strike. Between andmines closed in South Wales, and the number of miners in employment fell from to There were several contributory factors; new fuels, such as oil, were cheaper, Welsh coal was expensive to raise, and there was a loss of markets.

Many of the ex-service miners had served in NZ or Canadian conscript armies as well as Brit. conscripts. Been through coal lockout and general strike [in Great Britain] as well as some long near starvation days on the unemployed lists.

Willie Clarke. And the former miner, now a revealed that when he started working down the Glencraig pit at the age of 14, the General Strike “lived on” in the memory of Fife’s mining. Following the war, hopes for the fulfilment of working class aspirations and even of social revolution ran high, but they were dashed by the failure of the General Strike and the miners' lockout.

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. Surprisingly, the miners lockout of has been the subject of little dedicated historical scholarship, although the collection of essays in J.

McIlroy, A. Campbell, and K. Gildart (eds), Industrial Politics and the Mining Lockout: The Struggle for Dignity (Cardiff, ) has begun to ll the gap. In contrast, David Peace's GB84 is relentless in its blow-by-blow account of the strike from the miners' point of view.

At Orgreave, the reader is in the thick of it: "Ribs and shins stuck in the Author: Shirley Dent. The United Kingdom general strike was a general strike that lasted nine days, from 4 May to 13 Mayit was called by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in an unsuccessful attempt to force the British government to act to prevent wage reduction and worsening conditions forlocked-out coal miners.

Some million workers went. which the General Strike and the Miners' Strike constituted 'revolutionary situations'. The General Strike and the Miners’ Strike have been chosen as the time between the two cases is nearly sixty years, making it easier to identify patterns that are evolving.

Inwhen Winston Churchill was chancellor, miners held a strike to demand better work conditions. Churchill’s response – sending in the army –was tempered by Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, who insisted that the soldiers remain unarmed.

This piece by Clifford Sharp, the first editor of the NS, was originally published on 22 May By the spirit and manner in which Mr Baldwin. British general strike A short history of Britain’s only ever general strike which lasted 10 days and was called in support of locked-out coal miners.

Britain’s only ever General Strike shook the British ruling class out of their thrones and showed brilliantly how collective working class action can change society. The Miners' Strike was a last attempt by the mining unions to stop mining closures and the loss of jobs. In March more thanminers came out on.

page note 1 For a general survey of the lockout see Arnot, op. cit., pp. – Regional studies of the dispute can be found in Williams, J. E., The Derbyshire Miners: A Study in Industrial and Social History (), pp. –43; Griffin, A. R., The Miners of Nottinghamshire: A History of the Nottinghamshire Miners' Association, I (Nottingham, ), pp.

87 – ; id., Mining Cited by: 5. – Coal Industry re-privatised. Production ceases during lock-out, but miners defeated and accept reduction in wages. – The General Strike. – South Wales miners join hunger march against unemployment. – South Wales and the coalfield severely affected by industrial depression.

– Unemployment at its highest. The conventional story of the miners strike, which began 30 years ago, is now being challenged. David Edgar looks at the literature of the dispute – and explores its legacy.

books about the miners strike. The book, which I've only got a quarter of the way through, has plenty of interesting facts (though some should be questioned), as well as plenty of uninteresting ones, but is full of terrible leftist crap which in the current climate of the shit coming down from the UK (and almost every other) State expresses.

The General Strike did not fall from a clear blue sky. During the first world war the miners, railway workers and dockers had formed the Triple Alliance of nearly a million and a half workers.

At the height of the upsurge in class struggle in only the deception of the government and the vacillation of the leaders of these unions Author: Phil Mitchinson. Dr. Irwin Marcus, Professor Emeritus of History, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, discusses the impact of the miners strike of in Sagamore, Pennsylvania Addeddate.

THE GENERAL STRIKE OF By Antony Badsey-Ellis In the s labour disputes were common in Britain. The most significant of these was the General Strike, which lasted for nine days from midnight on 3/4 Mayand started with the coal miners walking out after the threat of wage reductions.

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Why The General Strike Of Take Place History Essay. There were various reasons why so many people were willing to strike. The miners demanded a lot of respect and higher wages because of the dangerous job they did and they were seen as the ‘barometer’ of industrial relations, this means if it happened to the miners it happened to.

The General Council now deemed the conduct of the dispute to be completely in its hands, either to organise a strike or – increasingly from day one – to arrange a climb-down and call it off. The “General Strike” was not quite a general, all-embracing strike; it was a partial national strike of some elements.

How the TUC betrayed the General Strike The General Strike is rich in lessons for today. Dave Stockton looks at how the ruling class prepared for it while the unions leaders did not. In the mids the Miners Federation of Great Britain (MFGB) had almost a million members, and was the militant core of the working class movement.Traditionally, the lockout in has been regarded as a great victory for the miners.

This was the official view of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain at the time. The formation of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain in marked the opening of a new phase of militancy among the British coal miners.One could say that the General Strike of May lasting a lengthy nine days was the greatest show of union solidarity that Britain had ever seen.

Others such as Beatrice Webb saw it merely as "little more than a nine days wonder". Sometimes it is hard to pinpoint the most significan.