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Britain - 1905 - 1975
In 1926, the coal owners wanted to...
...cut wages by 8 per cent and increase working hours to 13 a day.
...cut wages by 13 per cent and increase working hours to eight a day.
...increase hours by 13 per cent and cut wages to £8 a week.
What happened on "Black Friday", 15 April 1921?
The coal owners increased wages and cut hours.
The transport and rail unions failed to support a miners' strike.
The miners, rail and transport unions announced a Triple Alliance.
How did the letter - supposedly from the Russian leader Zinoviev and published in the "Daily Mail" in 1924 - increase industrial conflict?
It urged British workers to start a general strike.
It urged the British government to give in to the workers' demands.
It urged British communists to start a revolution.
What happened on "Red Friday", 31 July 1925?
The coal miners organised a general strike.
The coal owners cut wages and increased hours.
The government gave the coal industry a subsidy to avoid a strike.
What did the government's Samuelson Commission suggest?
Cut wages, but don't increase hours.
Cut wages and increase hours.
Increase hours, but don't cut wages.
What was the name of the government's newspaper during the strike?
Who declared the strike an attack on British democracy?
What act of violence took place on Monday 10 May?
Flying Scotsman train derailed.
Winston Churchill used the army to bring supplies into London.
Strikers set fire to buses in London, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
What was the OMS?
Opponents of the Miners' Strike
Churchill's Organisation for the Maintenance of Supplies, set up to break the strike.
Organisation of Miners' Support
Which of the following was not a result of the General Strike?
Trade Union membership fell dramatically.
The Labour Party lost the 1929 election.
The Trades Disputes Act made general strikes illegal.